Volume Weight Conversion - A Guide

May 9, 2017

Volume Weight Conversion

 

Each mode of transport uses a separate volume weight conversion. This is to even out the shipments that actually weigh very little but take up a lot of space.

Volume weight conversions for each mode of transport are usually as follows:

  • Airfreight 1 kilo = 6000  cubic cm

  • Courier 1 kilo = 5000 cubic cm

  • Sea Freight 1000 kilos = 1 cubic metre (CBM)

  • Road Freight 1000 kilos = 3 CBM

 

The following example shows the difference between each mode of transport based on the same example shipment:

 

Shipment = 1000 kilos and 4.0 CBM

  • Airfreight 4.0 CBM x 166 = 664 volume kilos

  • Sea Freight 4.0 CBM x 1000 = 4000 volume kilos

  • Road Freight 4.0 CBM x 333 = 1332 volume kilos

 

So according to the above calculations, the chargeable weight of each shipment is:

  • Airfreight = 1000 kilos

  • Sea Freight = 4000 kilos

  • Road Freight = 1332 kilos

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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