The number 6,000 was defined by the IATA years ago on the basis of experience, as a cubic metre of freight weighs an average of 166.7 kg.Actual Weight is exactly what the product weighs including packaging. Dimensional Weight takes into account the length, width & height of the package that you are shipping.Volumetric weight can be calculated by multiplying the length, width and height of a parcel (in cm) and dividing that figure by 5000 (some carriers use a divisor of 4000). You may often find that the price of your shipment is dictated by the volumetric weight of your parcel(s) rather than the physical weight.

What is the difference between volume weight and actual weightWhat's the difference The actual weight is what the scale indicates. The volumetric weight is based on the dimensions of the parcel in cm divided factor 5000 or 6000. Courier companies simply want to know how much space your parcel needs in their aircraft.

## Is volumetric weight 5000 or 6000

Calculate volumetric weight for freight delivery

Most road freight, air freight services and airlines use a 6,000 divisor. To calculate the volumetric weight for a freight shipment, multiply the length x width x height in cm and divide by 6,000.Cubic Meter (CBM) is calculated by multiplying the length, width and height of packages, that is, L x W x H. (if in metres). Let say we have the length of packages of goods as 2.5, width 1.6 and height 2.2. Calculating in inches, it is 2.5 x 1.6 x 3 = 12 CBM.

## How do you calculate actual weight

To calculate the weight, use the following general formula: W = mg. Here, “W” is the weight of the object, “m” is the mass of the object, and “g” is the acceleration due to gravity. On Earth, the value of g is 9.8 m / s2.

Dimensional weight is also known as DIM weight, volumetric weight, or cubed weight. Freight carriers utilize the greater of the actual weight or dimensional weight to calculate shipping charges. Dimensional weight is calculated as (length × width × height) / (dimensional factor).

## How do you calculate the weight of a carton

To calculate a cardboard box weight, multiply the length, width, and height to get the volume, then divide by 166.Air Cargo KG to CBM

Calculating CBM for air cargo is different than for ocean freight. The standard formula used is length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) ÷ 6000 = volumetric weight (KG)/1 CBM ≈ 166.6666 KG.Calculating the Volumetric Weight of Your Shipment

Our shipment consists of two packages, each measuring 120 cm in length, 80 cm in width, and 50 cm in height. The formula: ( ( L x W x H, in centimetres ) / 6,000 ) x number of packages( ( 120 x 80 x 50 ) / 6,000 ) x 2 = our shipment has a volumetric weight of 160kg.

Here's the formula to calculate the CBM for an individual shipping carton (assuming the dimensions are in centimeters): CBM = [length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm)] ÷ 1,000,000.

How do you calculate CBM with exampleCubic Meter (CBM) is calculated by multiplying the length, width and height of packages, that is, L x W x H. (if in metres). Let say we have the length of packages of goods as 2.5, width 1.6 and height 2.2. Calculating in inches, it is 2.5 x 1.6 x 3 = 12 CBM.

How do you calculate carton weightTo calculate a cardboard box weight, multiply the length, width, and height to get the volume, then divide by 166.

## How do you calculate the gross weight of a carton

Mathematically, Gross weight = Tare weight + Net weight. Net weight = Gross weight – Tare weight. Tare weight = Gross weight – Net weight.

Determine the package measurement in inches. For each measurement, start at the longest point, rounding each measurement to the nearest whole number. Multiply the package length (longest side of the package) by the width by the height.How do you measure a box

- The first dimension to measure is length. Length is always the longest side of the box that has a flap.
- The next dimension is width. The width side also has a flap, but is always the side shorter than the length.
- Measure the height of the package. Height is the only dimension without a flap.

Here's the formula to calculate the CBM for an individual shipping carton (assuming the dimensions are in centimeters): CBM = [length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm)] ÷ 1,000,000.