The best way to find out your shipment dimensions is by asking your supplier.
They should be able to provide you with a packing list which provides the shipment's weight and volume, as well as a description of the goods and the HS (customs) code.
While box size is dependent to your suppliers' packaging, some shipping sizes are standardized - for example containers (20', 40) and pallets (40"x 48", 120x80CM, 120x100CM, etc.). However, specific dimensions are ultimately all subject to your supplier, so be sure to get the specific load information from them before booking a freight quote.
When searching for a quote, we recommend searching according to unit size (ie individual boxes/ cartons) for the most accurate quotes; you can get very good estimates using the total dimensions of your shipment, but those results may require some adjustments later on, such as oversize or overweight charges.
Make sure when you're searching that you're clear on measurements; be careful not to confuse centimeters for inches, or, more largely, cubic meters for cubic feet. Similarly, note whether the goods are weighed in kilograms or pounds.
If your commodities are lightweight, it is possible that it will be quoted based on volumetric weight. You can learn more about volumetric weight and get an estimate of what your cost might be with our free universal chargeable and volumetric weight calculator.
If your supplier has not provided you with your load dimensions...
The price of an international shipment is largely determined by the size and weight of your shipment, as well as the distance its travelling. If you don’t have the exact dimensions of your shipment, then we cannot provide an accurate quote for your shipment.
You can run a search using estimated load dimensions, but the results provided will likely not reflect the final quote for your actual shipment; if you book a quote based on estimated dimensions, you may face price changes due to the adjusted dimensions. The final dimensions of your shipment are provided on your Bill of Lading.