Disposition of Fractions

- Fractional Cubic Meter (cbm)

Each item on the bill of lading shall be considered separately. On a single package of less than one (1) cubic meter it shall be freighted as one (1) cubic meter. On a single package in excess of one (1) cubic meter, the fraction shall be calculated up to three digits after the decimal point. If the fraction of the fourth digit after the decimal point is less than 5 it shall be dropped. If the fourth digit after the decimal point is equal or greater than 5, it shall be taken to the next third digit after the decimal point.

On each item on a bill of lading consisting of two or more packages, actual fractions shall be used to determine the total measurements of all packages. Where the total results in a fraction, such fraction shall be calculated up to three digits after the decimal point. If the fraction of the fourth digit after the decimal point is less than 5 it shall be dropped. If the fourth digit after the decimal point is equal or greater than 5, it shall be taken to the next third digit after the decimal point.

All irregularly shaped objects will be measured by multiplying the three dimensions and that the measurement used for each dimension will be the outside measurement of that dimension.

B. Fractional Centimeter (cm)

All fractions less than 0.5 shall be dropped. All fractions equal or greater than 0.5 shall be taken to the next full centimeter.

C. Fractional Kilogram (kgs)

All fractions less than 0.5 shall be dropped. All fractions equal or greater than 0.5 shall be taken to the next full kilogram.

(effective: 09/01/1993)