Freight Density Calculator - Ascent Global Logistics

Understanding Density

The total weight of the shipment is divided by the total cubic feet to determine the density of the freight.
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Always calculate density as it ships

  • If loose, use dims/weight of cartons
  • If on a pallet, use dims/weight of pallet
  • If a crate, use dims/weight of crate.

Always use the outer dims of pallet

Do not use the DIMS of freight as it sits on the pallet.


Example: 4 cartons (12x12x12) on a 48×48 pallet will occupy a 24×24 square, but you use the 48×48 as length and width. Height would be the height of cartons stacked and the pallet itself. This would be 18”.

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