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How do you charge for air cargo?

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In order to understand the standard of air cargo billing, it is necessary to understand two professional terms: billing weight and actual weight. The main purpose of these two terms is to determine whether the volume of goods is too large, whether it is throwaway goods or heavy cargo. When sending air freight for charging, the chargeable weight is the actual weight of the security check. It is the weight of the cargo itself that determines the actual weight.


There is a weight-based charge in the air transport industry. As of the current formula, 1 cubic meter weighs 167 kg, so if the cargo is thrown, it is then converted into weight and charged accordingly. In the event that the volume of the converted weight is less than the actual weight of the goods, based upon the actual weight of the charges. When the converted weight exceeds the actual weight, the cargo is discarded and charged according to the conversion formula submitted afterward.


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Additionally, if the outer packaging of the cargo is irregular, the volume of the cargo is determined according to the maximum distance. So there will be some variation between the volume calculated by the airport and the volume calculated by yourself. However, if the customer has any doubts about the billed weight data when picking up the goods at the destination airport, he can request on-site reweighing processing. For orders with errors, the airport will refund more or less.


This article discusses how to charge for air cargo based on the weight and volume of the shipment. Obviously, there are still many factors that influence airline tariffs, but the details will not be discussed. If you need to understand in much more detail, you may wish to consult with an air cargo company.


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