# Volumetric Weight Convert Tools

Volumetric weight, sometimes called “dim” or dimensional weight, is used when the space a package takes on an aircraft cost more than the package’s actual weight.
You should calculate dimensional weight on every shipment, compare that to its actual weight, and use the greater of the two to determine your shipping cost.

Use this forms to convert lbs (=pounds) to kgs

Use this form to convert feet and inches to cms

For lightweight shipments the volumetric weight will be charged if this exceeds the actual weight (in kilograms).

To calculate the volumetric weight, enter the width, height and depth of your package (in centimetres) in the fields below, press the Calculate button and divide the result by 6,000.

Example : CALCULATION OF VOLUME WEIGHT ON AIR FREIGHT
Package : 40x48x60 cms, gross weight = 5 kgs

Volume weight is:
40x48x60 = 115,200 Volume (cms)
115,200 / 6,000 = 19.2 volume kgs

Your volume weight is higher than the actual weight (19.2 kgs vs 5 kgs), therefore, your chargeable weight will be 19.2 kgs. The airlines charge based on both the actual weight and dimensional weight, where 6 cubic meters = 1000 dimensional kgs.