Chargeable weight, dimensional weight, actual weight(air shipping and courier)


In air shipping and courier, the chargeable weight is not necessarily the actual weight.

Some cargo is of small volume but large weight, while sometimes it’s large size but little weight, so it’s unfair to charge only in CBM or only in KG.

Here’s the answer.

Air shipping

Dimensional weight=Volume (cm^3, cubic centimeter)÷6000

                                  Or volume (m^3, cubic meter)×167

Compared with actual weight, the bigger one is the chargeable weight.

1 pallet, volume: 1.2CBM, actual weight:500KG

Dimensional weight=1.2×167=200.4KG

Chargeable weight=actual weight=500KG

 

Courier (DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT)

Dimensional weight=Volume (cm^3, cubic centimeter)÷5000

                                 Or volume (m^3, cubic meter)×200

Compared with actual weight, the bigger one is the chargeable weight.

1 pallet, volume: 0.8CBM, actual weight: 150KG

Dimensional weight=0.8×200=160KG

Chargeable weight=dimensional weight=160KG.

 

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