Things to consider when sending freight by air


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1. Volumetric 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. This is the volumetric (or dimensional) weight, and is a calculation that reflects the density of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight. The volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater; the higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost.

Example: Volumetric calculation

Volumetric calculation of 1 pallet: 
If the size is 120 x 100 x 90 cm  then the Actual Volume is - 1.2 x 1.0 x 0.9 = 1.08 cubic meters. To calculate the Volumetric Weight devide 1.26 Cbm/ by 0.006 = 210 kgs.  This will become the volumetric weight of the shipment in Kilograms. The actual weight of the pallet may be 150 kgs, the airfreight will be charged against the volumetric weight 210 kgs. If the pallets actual weight is 260 kgs then it would be charged against the actual weight of the shipment. 


2. Packing 

One of the first things you need to do, is to make sure everything is packed well to be shipped by air freight (cardboard boxes, wooden boxes, trunks, etc). If you have more then 5 pieces, you should consider putting everything on a pallet and wrap shrink film around it. This is to ensure that the shipment stays together during the transport.

3. Dimensions and Weight 

You should check the dimensions and weight of the shipment. Note that most airplanes can load pallets with a maximum height of 160 centimeters (63.0 in). If you exceed the 160 centimeters (63.0 in), you will have to ship it with a freighter (that’s a plane that is only used to transport freight). 



4. Air Freight Quotation 

Should you request a Quotation, kindly provide us with the following - 

• Pick-up address 
• Dimensions of the cargo 
• Number of pieces 
•  Weight of the cargo 
• Destination 
• Type of Commodity.