You will probably notice that when you get charged by your forwarder that the per kg rate doesn’t add up when using the gross weight. The reason for this is because freight rates and other charges are based on the volumetric weight if it is higher than the gross weight.
How Air Freight Volumetric Weight Is Calculated
The official weight volume ratio for Airfreight consignments is 1 cbm is allowed to weigh 167kgs before a volumetric weight will be charged. – Our calculator will show you if you pay per actual weight or for the volume weight.
– 6000 cubic centimetres per kg
– 366 cubic inches per kg
– 166 cubic inches per lbs (pound)
Volumetric calculation 1 pallet: 140 x 100 x 90 cm Actual Volume – 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.9 = 1.26 cubic meters Calculating Volumetric Weight 1.26 Cbm times 167 = 210.42 This will become the volumetric weight of the shipment in Kilograms.
The actual weight of the pallet may be 150 kgs from which the Airfreight will be charged against the volumetric weight 210.5kgs (rounded up to next Half KG). If the pallets actual weight is 260 Kgs it would be charged against the actual weight of the shipment.
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