When cargo is shipped by air, there is a generally accepted practice of the volumetric weight calculation. usually it is 167 kg per 1 cubic meter. Calculation of the volumetric weight of the package is made by the formula:
Length (cm) х width (cm) х height (cm): 6000
The largest of the actual and volumetric weights will be used as chargeable weight.
Example: dimensions of the package (in cm): length - 140, width - 90, height - 100, actual weight of the package - 80 kg. Calculation of the volumetric weight will be done according to the formula:
140 x 90 x 100: 6000 = 210 kg
Volumetric weight is greater than actual, so chargeable weight will e 210 kg.
The volume coefficient per one comic meter can vary, depending on the mode of transport:
167 kg - air transportation by passenger aircraft (international, most used)
200 kg - Express delivery (FedEx)
200 -300 kg - air transportation by cargo planes (charters)
400 kg - some auto carriers.
Cargo Star LLC specialists will always help you to calculate the volume of your cargo correctly in order to correctly calculate the cost of transportation in order to avoid unforeseen expenses.