Air Freight

  • Weekly Service Options
  • Import and Export Services
  • International, Domestic and Cross Border Handling
  • Competitive Rates
  • On Time Products
  • Customized pre and on carriage services
  • In House Cargo Tracking

Weight/Volume ratio How is airfreight calculated? What is airfreight chargeable weight?

Airfreight rates are generally quoted per kg/6 dm3. This is also known as volume ratio 1 : 6 or 1 m3 = 167 kg. That means you either pay for the weight or the space utilised for the transport of your consignment, whichever is higher.

The calculation is based on the following equation regardless of whether you are paying for weight or space:

Length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) / 6000 (equals the volume weight in kg) Type of transport volume calculation

Air freight1 m3 = 167 kg

Truck 1 m3 = 333 kg

Sea freight 1 m3 = 1,000 kg