Dimensional weight, also known as volumetric weight, is a pricing technique for commercial freight transport (including courier and postal services), which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width and height of a package.
You should calculate dimensional weight on every shipment, and compare that to its actual weight, and use the greater of the two to determine your shipping cost.
For lightweight shipments the volumetric weight will be charged if this exceeds the actual weight (in kilograms).
To calculate the volumetric weight, enter the width, height and depth of your package (in centimetres) in the fields below and press the Calculate button.
CALCULATION OF VOLUME WEIGHT ON AIR FREIGHT
Example: 40x48x60 cms, gross weight = 5 kgs
volume weight is:
40x48x60 = 115,200 Volume (cm3)
115,200 / 6,000 = 19.2 volume kgs
Your volume weight is higher than the actual weight (19.2 kgs vs 5 kgs), therefore, your chargeable weight will be 19.2 kgs. The airlines charge based on both the actual weight and dimensional weight, where 6 cubic meters = 1000 dimensional kgs