How is the weight calculated for shipping charges ?

From time to time, it’s necessary to calculate the volumetric weight of a package when the space a package takes on an aircraft may cost more than the package's actual weight. This is usually the case with the wooden temples, wooden idols and Oxidized temples, when their actual weight is less compare to the volumetric weight.

There is a set industry standard for calculating volumetric weight when the size of package occupies significant space in the airline as compare to its actual weight. The chargeable weight will be the higher figure between actual weight and volumetric weight.


  • Multiply the length x height x width of your parcel in centimeters.
  • Divide the answer by 5,000.
  • The result is the volumetric weight. This figure should be compared with the actual weight in kilograms. Whichever is the greater figure will be used to calculate your consignment price.
  • Please note that you need to round all weights up to the next half kilogram.




  • Assume the actual weight of your package is 50 kgs with packaging.
  • The dimensions of the package are 60cm x 100cm x 60cm
  • Volumetric Weight= 60 x 100 x 60 = 72 Kgs
  • The volumetric weight is therefore 72 kgs, which is greater than the actual weight of 50 kgs and so the volumetric weight would be used in calculating the price to be charged for the delivery.


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