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## Calculate volume weight.

Not only the weight, but also the space a shipment takes up play an important role in determining the shipping costs. You can imagine that there is less space available in an airplane than in a container ship. That is why we take into account the so-called volume weight and the "figure weight" when calculating the price of your shipment. The "number weight" originated as a conversion factor to bridge the distinction between volume and weight.

### The difference between springs and lead

You can imagine that 1,000 kilos of feathers have a larger volume than 1,000 kilos of lead. In order to be able to tax this difference equally, certain conversion factors were agreed upon in the handling.

What weight determines the cost?
We calculate the volume weight for each shipment and compare it with the actual weight in kilos. We perform this calculation based on an approved formula. For air freight, 1 cbm (cubic meter) is equivalent to 167 kg. For sea freight (LCL), we take into account that 1 cbm is equivalent to a maximum of 1000 kg, while for road freight 1 cbm is equivalent to 333 kg. The highest weight (volume or actual) is loaded.

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#### For sea freight, the following applies: 1 cbm = 1,000 kg (volume ratio 1: 1)

We calculate the final shipping costs based on the higher of the two "weights": this is the "taxable weight". Therefore, when goods take up "too much" space (e.g., large, bulky products), we usually charge by volume weight.

## How to calculate the dimensional weight?

To calculate the volume weight, first determine the volume: length x width x height (in centimeters). Then divide this figure by one of the following factors:

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