Volumetric Weight (Cubing)

If you are invoiced “by weight”

Transport prices are based on a minimal density of 10,8 lbs per cubic foot (for ground service). The transportation cost is calculated on the highest weight, whether it’s the real weight or the volumetric weight.

In order to find your volumetric weight, you must multiply the 3 dimensions of your parcel and divide the result by a precise factor (inches or cm).

In inches

(Length x Width x Height) divided by 1728 = Volume of your parcel in cubic feet.

Ex. : (24″ x 12″ x 12″) /1728 = 2.0 cu. ft.

2.0 cu. ft. X 10,8 = 21.6 lbs

In centimeters

(Length x Width x Height) divided by 28316 = Volume of your parcel in cubic feet.

Ex. : (61 cm X 30,5 cm X 30,5 cm) /28316 = 2.0 cu. ft.

2.0 cu. ft. X 10,8 = 21.6 lbs

If you are invoiced “by the piece”

If you have a “by the piece” rate agreement, volumetric weight does not apply, but oversize class charges may apply. According to your Nationex agreement, a class B, C or D could be charged.

Standard Class volume

  • Class A. 0 to 4,0 cu. ft.  = No Charge
  • Class B. 4,1 to 8,0 cu. ft.
  • Class C. 8,1 to 12,0 cu. ft.
  • Class D 12,0 to 16 cu. ft.

Note. Parcels weighing 65 lbs and over are also considered Class B and are subject to a surcharge.

In inches

(Length x Width x Height) divided by 1728 = Volume of your parcel in cubic feet.

Ex. : (36″ x 18″ x 18″) / 1728 = 6,75 cu. ft.

6,75 cu. ft. = Class B

In centimeters

(Length x Width x Height) divided by 28316 = Volume of your parcel in cubic feet.

Ex. : (100 cm X 60 cm X 30 cm) /28316 = 6,35 cu. ft.

6,35 cu. ft. = Class B

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