Posted on Aug 6, 2012 in Calculating The Weight Of Goods | Comments Off

There are two types of method of calculating the weight of goods which is widely known in the freight, the calculation of actual weight and volume weight. Understanding and how these calculations can be understood with the following explanation:

**1. Actual weight (actual weight)**

Actual weight is the weight obtained from the weighing results. Normally in Indonesia using the units of kilograms (kg). When performing the weighing of goods, usually heavy goods often do not show proper integers. Examples 4.3 Kg or 12.7 Kg. If this happens, usually the expedition to round off the heavy stuff up. Suppose that 4.3 kg rounded up to 5 kg.

**2. Volume Weight (Volumetric Weight)**

Volume weight is the weight obtained from the results of calculations using the size of the volume of goods to be shipped. This calculation is based on the conditions under which the actual weight of the small stuff (light) but it takes place (large volume).

**The formula used for shipment via land are:**

o Length (cm) X Width (cm) X Height (cm): 4000.

o The formula has been used and widely accepted and recognized by ASPERINDO.

o For example, items with a length of 100 cm, width 100 cm and height 100 cm, it has a volumetric weight: 100 X 100 X 100/4000 = 250 Kg.

**The formula used for domestic & international freight forwarding via air are:**

o Length (cm) X Width (cm) X Height (cm): 6,000

o This formula has been used and widely accepted and recognized by ASPERINDO.

o For example, items with a length of 100 cm, width 100 cm and height 100 cm, it has a volumetric weight: 100 X 100 X 100/6000 = 166.66 kg or 167 kg.

**The formula used for domestic & international shipments via sea are:**

o Length (cm) X Width (cm) X Height (cm): 1,000,000 = M3 (kubikasi)

o This formula has been used and widely accepted in the world

o For example, items with a length of 100 cm, width 100 cm and height 100 cm, it has a volumetric weight: 1000X 1000 X 1000/1 million = 1 or a 1 Kubik M3

**The formula used for international freight services via DHL, FedEx, TNT, UPS is:**

o Length (cm) X Width (cm) X Height (cm): 5,000

This formula is different from that used by ASPERINDO fees charged by the expedition will be seen by comparing the actual weight calculated by the calculation of the volume weight. If the calculation of actual weight is greater than the weight of the volume size values are taken to the base shipping rate is the actual weight. This goes contrary to the weight volume calculation if the value is greater than the actual weight.

**For example air shipments via DHL:**

Actual weight of 25 kg and weight of the volume is 45 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm: 5000 = 32.40 kg. Due to heavy volume is greater then the cost will be charged by the services of the expedition is 32.40 kg x rate shipping. Thus the explanation of how the calculation of the weight within the scope of delivery of goods, may provide additional knowledge for all those who will conduct send-send the goods, both domestic shipments and international levels.

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