Chargeable Weight

Logistics Term

What’s Chargeable Weight?

Chargeable weight, also known as volume weight, is used to compute freight rates. It hails from either of the two probable measurements, the actual or the volumetric weight. Whichever is larger is assumed as the fee. Actual weight refers to the physical weight measured in either kilograms or pounds, while the volumetric weight is the dimensional weight. However, many variables influence the weight you pay. For example, it is common to find that the billed charges exceed your measurements. Factors such as palletization lead to such cases. In addition, large cargo weighing less is more expensive to ship than less cargo weighing more. In such a case, the dimensional weight is the cause.

Where Do You Find Chargeable Weight?

Chargeable weight is typical among motor carriers, brokers, and freight forwarders. In air freight, the charge calculations differ from others. Calculating the volumetric weight of a shipment requires the provision of a divisor and the dimensions of the cargo. The (IATA) International Air Transport Association recommends a divisor of 6000 in such a circumstance. As a client needing shipping, you can easily estimate your chargeable weight. Start by ensuring that the details you've provided in your initial quote request are precise. Chargeable weight is found in the bill of lading.

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