CHARGABLE WEIGHT CALCULATIONS

HOW TO CALCULATE CHARGEABLE WEIGHT

Pieces
Length (cm)
Width (cm)
Height (cm)
CBM
Type of Transport Chargeable Weight KGS
Air Freight (1 Cubic Meter = 167 KGS)
Sea Freight (1 Cubic Meter = 1.000 KGS)
Road Freight (1 Cubic Meter = 250 KGS)
Road Freight (1 Cubic Meter = 300 KGS)
Road Freight (1 Cubic Meter = 333 KGS)

AIRFREIGHT

EXAMPLE
EQUIVALENCE : 1 CBM = 167 KG

ROADFREIGHT NATIONAL

EXAMPLE
EQUIVALENCE : 1 CBM = 300 KG

SEAFREIGHT

EXAMPLE
EQUIVALENCE : 1 CBM = 1.000 KG

INTERNATIONAL

EXAMPLE
EQUIVALENCE : 1 CBM = 333 KG
In order to calculate the weight of the road transportation is also considered the table of equivalence by linear meter of floor.
Type of TransportChargeable Weight KGS
1.500 / 1.7502
3.000 / 3.5003
4.500 / 5.2504
6.000 / 7.0005
7.500 / 8.7506
9.000 / 10.5007
10.500 / 12.2508
12.000 / 14.0009
13.500 / 15.75010
15.000 / 17.50011
16.500 / 19.25012
18.000 / 21.00013.6
20.000 / 22.75013.6
CHARGEABLE WEIGHT

The two main factors that affect the final cost of a shipment are the weight and the volume occupied. In the field of transport and logistics the parameter to be used to calculate the rates is the weight / volume ratio, different for each type of transport (air, sea, land). For example, in the field of road transportation the ratio of 1: 300 is considered as a reference, i.e. it is assumed that a cubic meter of goods weights 300 kg.

Transport rates are calculated based on the greater of the total weight or actual weight of the total volume (called also “taxable”) of all the packages part of a shipment. The taxable weight is calculated by multiplying the volume of the package with the weight-volume ratio considered by the type of transportation.

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