Calculation is done based on cargo volume or gross weight in tons (whichever is higher). Example if pallet dimensions are LxWxH = 120 x 80 x 200 cm (1,92 cbm) and gross weight is 400kg (0,4t) then higher amount (w/m) is volume (1,92) vs gross weight (0,4t), so 1,92 is base for calculation of ocean freight and charges.

The Chargeable Weight of Air Freight shipments is calculated as the Actual Weight (Gross Weight) or the Volumetric (also called Volume or Dimensional) Weight of the shipment, whichever is the greater.

This uses an estimated weight that is calculated based on the dimensions (length, width, and height) of a package (shipments are always shown in the order of L x W x H).

Typically, large items with a light overall weight take up more space on an aircraft than a small, heavy item. That’s why the Airlines charge according to Chargeable Weight.

Example 1 – Actual Weight is Greater than Volume Weight:

The shipment consists of 5 boxes/cartons, each weighing 30kg, and each measuring 50 x 40 x 40 cm

Actual Gross Weight = 5 boxes x 30kg each = 150 kg

Volumetric Weight in kg using centimetres = (50 x 40 x 40cm) x 5 boxes / 6000 = 67kg

Volumetric Weight in kg using inches = (20 x 16 x 16) x 5 boxes / 366 = 67kg

Result: 150 kg is greater than 67 kg so the Chargeable Weight will be 150 kg which, in this case, is the Actual Weight.

Example 2 – Volume Weight is Greater than Actual Weight:

The shipment consists of 3 boxes/cartons, each weighing 10kg, and each measuring 50 x 40 x 40 cm

Actual Gross Weight = 3 boxes x 10 kgs each = 30 kg

Volumetric Weight in kg using centimetres = (50 x 40 x 40cm) x 3 boxes / 6000 = 40 kg

Volumetric Weight in kg using inches = (19.6 x 15.7 x 15.7) x 3 boxes / 366 = 40 kg

Result: 40kg is greater than 30kg so the Chargeable Weight will be 40kg which is also the Volume Weight.

EU Exit customs office code for Koper is SI006036.

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