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.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.Air Freight: a 1:6 density ratio

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.

What is actual weight in logisticsActual weight is straightforward, it is the amount that a package weighs on a scale, not considering the size or volume. Also called physical weight, actual weight is sometimes used to calculate a package's final cost of shipping. Actual weight is used when items are very heavy for their size.

## What is freight and how is it calculated

In calculating the freight rates, the distance between the point of origin and the destination plays a significant role. If the distances are longer, the rates are higher. This is because the costs of fuel, labor and operations increase correspondingly.Air freight – 1:6,000 (1 m³ = 6,000 kg or 6 tons). But when we use the first formula (CBM x DIM Factor = Dimensional Weight), then the DIM factor is 1:167, where 1 m³ = 167 kg. Courier/Express freight – 1:5,000 (1 m³ = 5,000 kg or 5 tons) Road freight (less than truckload or LTL) – 1:3,000 (1 m³ = 3,000 kg or 3 tons.

## Is volumetric weight 5000 or 6000

To calculate the volumetric weight, you first determine the volume: length x width x height (in centimetres). For shipments by air and the Express service of international couriers, you divide the volume by the factor 6000 (in some cases 5000).

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).

## What is freight and how it is calculated

A freight rate (historically and in ship chartering simply freight) is a price at which a certain cargo is delivered from one point to another. The price depends on the form of the cargo, the mode of transport (truck, ship, train, aircraft), the weight of the cargo, and the distance to the delivery destination.CBM, although is the volume of your shipment, the volume may be used for some other purposes, which includes important international freight calculations for courier, air or sea. Below is the conversion of kg to CBM for sea freight easy calculation. 1 kg = 0.001 CBM. 10 kg = 0.01 CBM.For example, if your shipment weighed 575 pounds and came out to 55.55 cubic feet, the equation would look like this: 575/55.55 = 10.35.

Measure the width (W), length (L), and height (H) of all your items in inches. Multiply the width (W) by the length (L) by the height (H) to determine the size of your freight in cubic inches. Add the cubic inches of all items together to determine the total cubic inches.

How do you convert CBM to kg1 CBM to kg in air freight

The standard formula used is length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) ÷ 6000 = volume weight (KG)/1 CBM ≈ 166.6666 KG.

Why 5000 is used in volumetric weightAs the volume 'outweighs' the physical weight of 5kgs, the price is based on 50 kilograms. For this reason it is extremely important to measure parcel(s) their widest, longest and highest points. Any bulges, handles, tags or packaging that could break the beam of a measuring laser must be included.

## How does DHL calculate volumetric weight

DHL uses a formula to calculate volumetric weight for every piece in a shipment: Centimeters/Kilograms: Length x Width x Height / 5000 per Piece.

Why should volumetric weight be divided by 5000 Different carriers may charge you differently based on the type of service or their rules in general; however, for international shipping, the most common volumetric weight constant is 5000 m3/kg.167 kg

Air freight: 1 CBM = 167 kg. Road freight: 1 CBM = 333 kg. Sea freight: 1 CBM = 1,000 kg.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.