How To Calculate Air Carego Chargable Weight
What does Chargeable Weight Mean?
Airlines charge according to the Chargeable Weight of a shipment. The Chargeable Weight is the Actual GROSS WEIGHT (GW) or the VOLUMETRIC WEIGHT (VW) of the shipment – whichever is the greater. Typically, large items with a light overall weight take up more space on an aircraft than a small, heavy item. That’s why the Airlines charge according to Chargeable Weight.
How do we figure out the Chargeable Weight?
1. Work out the Actual Gross Weight of your shipment by popping it onto weighing scales.
The weight on the scales = Actual Gross Weight.
2. Measure your shipment, then work out Volumetric Weight using the formula:-
3. Compare answer in step 1 to answer in step 2 – the Chargeable Weight is the greater of the two. This is the amount of Kgs the Airline will charge.