How to find Chargeable Weight?

Calculation of Chargeable Weight

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

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




Q. Find the chargeable weight for a consignment which consist of 3 parcels with same dimensions of length 76cm, width 55cm, and height 40 cm respectively. Gross weight is 80kg.



Length = 76cm,

Width = 55cm, and

Height = 40 cm


Volume weight   = l*w*h/6000

                              = 76*55*40

                              = 167200/6000

                              = 27.87 kg


So, total Volume weight is,


                         =83.6 kg


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 (83.6 > 80), so


Chargeable weight=83.6 kg

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