What is Chargeable Weight?
Chargeable Weight = Volumetric Weight vs Gross Weight, whichever is greater.
How do you calculate Volumetric Weight?
Volumetric Weight = (length x width x height ) ÷ dimension factor*
*Dimensional Factor is a certain set number. For traditional air freight, it is 6000, and for express couriers (FedEx, DHL, UPS,etc) it is 5000.
Here's an example using our formula 🙋:
Why do airlines use Chargeable Weight?
Larger goods with a light overall weight can take up more space on an aircraft than a small, heavy item.
Therefore, with chargeable weight, carriers take into account both the size and the weight, and use the larger value to calculate the final rate.
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