Weight/Volume ratio

How is airfreight calculated?

Prices (airfreight rates) are always quoted per kg/6 dm3. This can also be called the volume ratio 1 : 6 or 1 m3 = 167 kg. That means you either pay for the weight or the space necessary for the transport of your consignment.

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

Length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) / 6000 (equals the volume weight in kg)

Type of transport volume calculation

Air freight 1 m3 =     167 kg  
Truck 1 m3 =     333 kg 
Sea freight  1 m3 =  1,000 kg