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Volumetric Weight

Volumetric weight, sometimes called "dim" or dimensional weight, is used when the space a shipment takes on an aircraft may cost more than the shipment's actual weight.
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. Volumetric weight for international shipments is calculated using the formulae below.

Volumetric Weight

Length :  
Width :  
Height :  
Unit :
Your Volumetric Weight is:
How to calculate the Volumetric Weight:

  • Measure the length*/ width and height of the consignment in centimeters.
  • Calculate the volume and divide it by 5,000 to get the dimensional weight in kilograms. (Note: Round off fractions to the next whole number)
  • If the dimensional weight is greater than the consignment’s actual weight, use the dimensional weight to calculate the rate.

This initiative will also encourage shippers to improve packaging efficiency by using more compact and environmental-friendly packaging, thus reducing shipment volume and resulting in reduced shipping costs.