While sending cargo to Nepal from UK, or otherwise, there’s a general qualm of clients; why they’re being charged for volume rather the actual weight of their goods. These questions linger in their minds, for many it’s difficult to understand the method, some even go an extra mile and imagine it to be a scam. But in reality it is not! It is the lack of awareness that causes curiosity, and assumptions of all sorts.
To make the air clear and help our esteemed clients, in this post we make sincere efforts to throw light on the million dollar question–what is the chargeable weight, or how the chargeable weight is determined when you send cargo to Nepal from UK.
Concept of Chargeable Weight While Sending Cargo to Nepal from UK
To get started, it is important to understand what is the chargeable weight of a box or luggage or any other commodity in freight terms.
As per the general rule set by the aviation, marine or surface authorities is that; the chargeable weight is the higher side of either the actual weight (gained from a weighing scale), or the volume weight (obtained by applying a standard formula approved by the authorities).
The formula is different for all modes of transport, however, for transfer by air it further splits into different categories; air cargo, courier, and surface.
Air Cargo Volume is obtained by multiplying the length, width and height (of a box) and divide by 6000, the set of dimension should be in centimeter to get the desired result for Air Cargo.
For courier by air and surface, the method remains the same with a slight alteration. In case of courier the dividing figure is 5000 and to attain volume for surface, it’s 4000; the rest remains the same.
To get an actual weight simply put a box on the weight scale, and take the reading!
For Cargo to Nepal from UK What is Volume Weight?
In layman’s term the volume weight is the space occupied by a box, luggage or any commodity in the carrier. Generally any item bulky in size is more likely to get charged on volume instead actual weight.
For instance, a commodity such as mattress, quill, pillow, teddy-bear are lighter in actual weight, but they’re bulky in size and occupy more space. Hence, the volume-weight will be the chargeable weight.
We hope this piece of information has unveiled curtains as far as chargeable weight and volume weight is concerned. If you need more information, please call as us at 020 3289 7868.