Welcome to our “30 Seconds on Shipping” video series, brought to you by Great Circle International

Today we are going to looking at how the volume weight is determined.

Volume weight is based on a formula using the freight’s density compared to the shipping method.

For volume weights, air freight uses KG. This is found by taking the cubic meters of the shipment and multiplying it by 166.67. This is the same as taking the cubic centimeters of the shipment  and dividing by 6,000.

Ocean freight uses Cubic Meters or CBM. This is the volume of the entire shipment in cubic meters.

Trucking can use a variety of measurements, such as freight class, cubic feet, number of pallets, linear feet used or ½ truck.

Remember, that if you have multiple pieces in the shipment to include the volume of each piece.

This has been Richard Shepard from Great Circle International.

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