About Parcel Volume Calculator
Volumetric Weight explained
The cost of your parcel can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight. Shipment charge is calculated by weight (actual or dimensional whichever is greater). The Global Trade Express booking system automatically calculates these so no need to worry - this section is simply to aid your understanding of the industry.
Calculating the Volumetric Weight of Your Shipment
The conversion factor used for calculating the volumetric weight of your shipment will depend on whether your shipment is domestic or international.
The domestic calculation is typically:
Length x width x height (cm) / 4000
International shipment calculates as:
Length x width x height (cm) / 5000