# Volumeweight

Airfreight and Roadtransport are charged per kilo.
If goods in relation to their weight occupy a lot of space, the charge may be over the higher volume weight. This is often the case for bicycles and furniture.
The volume ratio is 1:6 or 1 metric ton 1000:6 = 166.66 kilo.
This means that 167 kilo should not exceed the space of 1 cubic meter.
If a consignment of bicycles and furniture has an actual weight of 167 kilo and takes space for 1.73 cubic meter. Consequently charge is over: 1.73M3 x 166.66 = 288 volume kilo.
WBS will establish which of the two are the highest (actual weight or volume).

Courierservices is charged per kilo.
If goods in relation to their weight occupy a lot of space, the charge may be over a higher volume weight.
The volume ratio is 1:5 or 1 metric ton 1000:5 = 200 kilo.
This means that 200 kilo should not exceed the space of 1 cubic meter.
If a consignment has an actual weight of 200 kilo and takes space for 1.73 cubic meter, consequently the charge is over: 1.73M3 x 200 = 346 kilo volume weight.
WBS will establish which of the two are the highest (actual weight or volume).

Sea freight is charged over the volume, expressed in cubic meters (M3).
The volume ratio is 1:1, this means that 1 metric ton is equal to 1000 kilo.
The actual weight is needed as well, but in effect, seafreight is always calculated over the volume.

Volume calculator
On this website at the rate calculation you can easily establish the volume by using the volume calculator. The volume is to be calculated over the total consignment, if you have more pieces with different dimensions, just add up the totals.    