There is common practice of calculating volumetric weight when transporting goods, which is 167 kg for 1 cubic metre. The calculation of the volumetric weight of a piece of freight is performed according to the formula:
length (cm) х width (cm) х height (cm) : 6000
When calculating airfreight the biggest of the actual and volumetric weights are taken into account.
Example: the size of a freight piece is (in cm): length – 140, width– 90, height – 100, actual weight of freight piece is 80 kg - calculation of the volumetric weight is performed according to the formula:
140 х 90 х 100 : 6000 = 210 kg
The calculation of the airfreight cost is calculating by calculating the volumetric weight, as the volumetric weight (210 kg) is bigger than the actual weight (80 kg).
Please be aware that the size of the volume coefficient can differ, depending on the type of transport.
167 – air transportation via passenger aircraft (International, the most commonly used)
200 -300 – air transportation via freight aircraft (charters)
400 – some hauliers.