Calculating the chargeable weight for your shipment will be based on two factors:
Whichever figure is the greater; actual weight or volumetric weight will be used to calculate your freight charges.
Standard volumetric rate is 1 cubic metre = 250 kilograms
The reason that the chargeable weight is calculated this way is because typically large items with a light overall weight will take up more space on an aircraft than a small, heavy item.
The following is an example of a basic calculation:
Calculate the following two factors:
|Shipment (dead) weight:||30.0 kg|
|Volumetric (cubic) weight:||L X W X H in metres|
|0.50 X 0.60 X 0.20|
|= 0.060 m3|
Convert the volumetric (cubic) weight to the equivalent weight
(based on 1m3 = 250kg) 0.060 m3 X 250 kg = 15.0kg
Shipment (dead) weight: 30.0 kg
Volumetric (cubic) weight: 15.0 kg
Therefore, the greater of the two equates to the shipment (dead) weight, hence the rate applied would be calculated at 30 kg for this shipment.
|Freight Rate Calculation =||Kilogram Charge X 30 kg|
|+ Basic Charge + Security Surcharge + Fuel Surcharge.|