Way to find chargeable weigh with example?

Chargeable weight calculation for finding Air Freight


Air freight is calculated on the basis of per kilogram weight. However the chargeable weight is calculated on the basis of gross weight or volume weight whichever is higher.

If you are working for an Air cargo company, before going to quote for air freight, you need to get aware of the following things.,

  1. Air freight per kilogram to the particular port
  2. Gross weight of the cargo
  3. Volume of each package
  4. Volume weight
  5. Chargeable weight

 

How to find Volume Weight?

Volume weight =   Volume weight =   Total cubic centimeter (cm3) of combined parcel  /  6000      or

                            =  Total cubic meter (m3) of combined parcel  /  0.006

 

Example

Q. Find the chargeable weight for a consignment consist of 2 parcels with the same dimensions of length 1.8 m, width 2.5m, and height 95 cm respectively. Gross weight is given by 950 kg.

 

 

Solution:

Length = 1.8 m,

Width = 2.5m, and

Height =  95 cm

Volume weight = L*w*h/0.006

                            =1.8*2.5*0.95

                            =4.275/0.006

                             =712.5 kg

Total Volume weight

                        =712.5*2

                        =1425kg

 

The chargeable weight is calculated on the basis of gross weight or volume weight whichever is higher. Here Volume weight is higher when compared to Gross weight (1425 >950), so

 

Chargeable weight=1425


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