Weight and Dimensions

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Weight and Dimensions

Weight and Dimensions

We offer a range of Express delivery services for exporting and importing. Different weight and dimension limits apply depending on the delivery service selected. Full details can be found in the link below. Select to 'View Additional Service Details' on that page to see the full information for weight and dimensions.

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Volumetric weight

When sending large packages that take up a lot of space but weigh very little – a small but valuable item surrounded by lots of protective packaging for example – volumetric weight would be used to calculate the cost of the package.

How to calculate volumetric weight

The volumetric weight of your shipment can be calculated by simply multiplying the length (cm) x height (cm) x width (cm) and dividing the result by 5,000.

For example:

You are sending a package that weighs 8kg, but the dimensions are 40cm x 30cm x 50cm.

40cm x 30cm x 50cm / 5,000 = 12kg

The package would be charged at the volumetric weight.

If you are sending multiple packages, calculate each weight separately and this is the ‘total chargeable weight’. The chargeable weight is always the greater of the actual or volumetric weight.