Air freight is charged based on the ‘chargeable weight’ of the air freight shipment. The ‘chargeable weight’ is the higher weight between the ‘actual weight’ and the ‘volumetric weight’. The ‘actual weight’ is the actual weight of your air freight cargo that you plan to ship and the ‘volumetric weight’ is the weight calculated on the volume of the air freight shipment.
Here is a method for working out the ‘chargeable weight’ and volume of the cargo for your air freight shipment:
Here is a method for working out the Cubic Meterage if you know the chargeable weight:
The weight you will be invoiced for your air freight shipment is the greater of the two. For example: if you have an actual weight of 156 and a volumetric weight of 269 for your air freight shipment, you will be charged on the volumetric, thus becoming the ‘chargeable weight’. If you have an ‘actual weight’ of 452 and a ‘volumetric weight’ of 287, the ‘actual weight’ becomes your ‘chargeable weight’ for your air freight shipment.
Every day, BCR assists small, medium and large customers with their import and export air freight shipments. As an IATA accredited air freight provider, you can feel confident that the BCR team of air freight experts will get your cargo moving in the most efficient manner.
To ease your air freight shipments, BCR has a team of qualified Customs Brokers who are focused on the customs clearance of our customers’ cargo.
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