It is highly important to calculate the freight charges before making any deal for cheap Japanese used cars saleor purchase. In Japan used car dealers who want to export any used car like, SUV, MUV, van, wagon, truck or bus they must know certain nuts and bolts about calculation of C&F cost.
In Japan used car dealers, individual buyers and exporters must know the method of calculating freight charges while dealing for Japanese used cars sale or purchase. Various Japanese used car dealers sites available on the World Wide Web are equipped with freight calculation tools to help people who are dealing for Japanese used cars sale or purchase. However that is not enough and you need some more help like what is the mechanism behind the calculation of this freight charges.
In order to calculate the accurate freight charges for importing a used car you need to know the following important factors;
- M3 size of the Japanese used cars
Freight charges are estimated on the basis of size (M3) of the used car. It is the cubic volume of your automobile and is calculated by the formula:
M3 = Length x Width x Height.
Most if not all websites already have fixed M3 size of every automobile model to estimate Freight charges.
For example M3 Size for Toyota Corolla (Sedan) is 9.5 m3.
- The nearest port of delivery in or outside the region you are living in
It is also very necessary to know the nearest shipping port of your country. If the country you are living in does not have any port then find the nearest port outside your country.
- The rate per M3 size to ship any automobile to the required port of destination
After calculating M3 size and finding the nearest port of destination, you need to collect information that how much cost will shipping company in Japan or used car dealer (http://www.sbtjapan.com/) will be charging per M3 size for that automobile you required at the particular port of destination and the shipping mode i.e. RO-RO or the container.
- The container or RO-RO in the Shipping system
RO-RO is the abbreviation for Roll-on-Roll-off. These ships are the vessels designed to take wheeled cargo like railroad cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers and other automobiles that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels.
Containers are used to carry anything to store. It means that you can not only store the automobiles, bike or trucks but it is also suitable for parts and other non wheeled goods. The size of the 20 feet ocean container is 20-feet long, 8-feet wide and 8-feet tall with a capacity of 1200-cubic feet approximately. Similarly a 40-feet container is 40-feet long, 8-feet wide and 8-feet tall with a capacity of 2400-cubic feet approximately.
After collecting all above information for RO-RO, Container, M3 size, rate per M3 size and nearest port of destination the Freight can be calculated as below:
M3 size of the Automobile x M3 Rate given by the Shipping company in Japan or used car dealer = FREIGHT RESULT.
FREIGHT charges for a sedan car to be imported shipped from Japan to Australia – Brisbane Port.
M3 Size of Sedan Car = 09.5 M3
Freight Charges provided by the shipping company = US$ 63 Per M3
Calculation will be 09.5 x 63 = US$ 598.5
Freight Charges of Sedan for Brisbane Port = US$ 598.5
FREIGHT charges for a sedan car to be imported shipped from Japan to Kenya’s – Mombasa Port
M3 Size of Sedan Car = 09.5 M3
Freight Charges provided by the shipping company = US$ 90 Per M3
Calculation will be 09.5 x 90 = US$ 855
Freight Charges of Sedan for Mobasa Port = US$ 855
In Japan used car dealer can take great help through this article. Just what you need to do before processing a Japanese used cars sale is to collect all the information like M3, Port of destination, rates of freight by the company and formulate these figures in the formula “M3 size of the Automobile x M3 Rate given by the Shipping company in Japan or used car dealer = FREIGHT RESULT”.