Measurement and gross weight decides airfreight rate


Net Weight, Gross weight, Measurement of packages, Chargeable weight




This post is for beginners in logistics, freight forwarding companies or Customs brokers who are involved in international transportation by air deputed in an air freight department.


Usually all exporters provide net weight and gross weight of export packages.  However, measurement of each packages also is required for airfreight.

Measurement and gross weight decides airfreight rate

Why does measurement of packages require for shipping by airfreight?


The airfreight is calculated on the basis of gross weight or chargeable weight, whichever is higher.  To find chargeable weight, measurement of each package of export is required.


If odd dimension of cargo, reconfirm with airlines whether they can carry such odd dimension cargo.  Continue reading below:



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