What is dimensional or volumetric weight?

The weight of the package is calculated based on volumetric weight or billable weight. The cost of a shipment can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight. The formula for calculating volumetric weight is length x width x height (cm) / 5000. Please note that, if your package is irregularly shaped, the volumetric weight is calculated based on the dimensions of the smallest cubic shape the package will fit into.

At ForwardVia, we don’t just blindly provide you the shipping quote and ship you your packages, when you use our package forwarding service, we automatically check your package dimensions for potential saving in shipping cost by reducing the volumetric weight. If there is savings to be made, we will inform you and can repackage into smaller volume.

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