In transportation, some of the cargoes are very heavy compared to their volume, and some are very light compared to their volumes. Carriers performing the transportation; They want to carry the loads with high specific gravity over their gross weight and the loads with low specific gravity over their volumetric weights. Carrier Companies have developed the volumetric weight constant to consolidate this variability.
The volumetric transport constant also changes according to the transport method.
1 m³ = 167 kg in Air Freight
1 m³ = 1.000 kg in Ocean Freight
1 m³ = 333 kg in Road Freight
According to the conversion values given above, the volumetric weight of the load is calculated according to its volume. The gross weight of the cargo is compared with the volumetric weight and the higher value becomes the Weight Based on Price of the cargo. Methods to easily calculate volumetric weight:For airline; Volumetric Weight = Number of Containers(name)x Width(cm)x Length(cm)x Height(cm)/6.000¹
For seaway; Volumetric Weight = Number of Containers(name)x Width(cm)x Length(cm)x Height(cm)/1.000
For the highway; Volumetric Weight = Number of Containers(name)x Width(cm)x Length(cm)x Height(cm)/3.000²
Notes:The constant 6,000 used for the airline is actually 5,988 and has been rounded up for easy calculation.
The constant 3,000 used for highway is actually 3.003, rounded up for easy calculation.