Posted 31 May 2012 23:14
When sending goods by air, in all countries there is a commonly known practice of calculating the volumetric weight of cargo, which is 167 kg per 1 cubic meter.
What is it and how to count?
Volumetric weight - is the estimated value, which reflects the density of the shipment, as some of the shipments have light weight, but they are quite large. For their transportation company will use the same resources as for heavy loads with the same amount, and the aircraft can accommodate only a certain amount of cargo and more.
- The formula to calculate the volumetric weight of the object type "box" produced by the formula:
length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm): 6000
Example: Dimensions of cargo space (in cm): Length - 150 Width - 100 Height - 110. The actual weight of cargo space - 130 kg.
Calculation of the volumetric weight in accordance with (in cm):
150 x 100 x 110: 6000 = 275 kg.
When calculating the cost of air freight, into account taken the biggest weight from actual and volumetric weight.
In this case, the calculation of the cost of air freight is at the rate of volumetric weight, because volume weight (275 kg) is greater than the actual weight (130 kg).
- The formula to calculate the volumetric weight of the object type like a "cylinder" is as follows:
Volumetric weight (kg) = (R * R * 3.14 * h) / 6000
* Note: Rounding of fractional weights generally is upward.
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