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It’s essential to calculate the volumetric weight of a shipment accurately. The following guidelines will show you how this is done. If you need further information or guidance, please contact us.

How it works:

The costs of large, lightweight packages are charged at their volumetric weight. That means for the space they occupy on an aircraft or vehicle rather than their actual weight.

To calculate the volume of your shipment:

National Services
The volumetric weight of a package shipped on our National services will be calculated by multiplying the length, depth and width of the package in centimetres and dividing the result by 6000

Worldwide Express or Import Express
The volumetric weight of a package shipped on Worldwide Express or Import Express is calculated by multiplying the length , depth and width of the package in centimetres and dividing the result by 5000

Worldwide Saver
The volumetric weight of a package shipped on Worldwide Saver is calculated by multiplying the length, depth and width of the package in centimetres and dividing the result by 4000

To calculate the total chargeable weight of the shipment, take the actual or volumetric weight [whichever is the greater] for each package[s] and add all the weights together.