 # The definition of cargo and heavy cargo in Middle East logistics

If you want to understand the definition of cargo and heavy cargo in the Middle East logistics, then actual weight, volume weight, and billing weight must be clear. Today, also state logistics xiaobian will give you international logistics science, let you quickly understand.

I. Actual weight

This weight is obtained by weighing (weighing) and generally covers both actual gross weight (G.W.) and actual net weight (N.W.). The most common is the actual gross weight. In cross-border air cargo transportation, the actual gross weight is often compared with the calculated volume weight, and the larger one is calculated and the freight is charged.

Two, volume and weight

This weight is calculated from the volume of the cargo according to a certain conversion factor or calculation formula. In cross-border air cargo transportation, generally 1:167 is the conversion coefficient of volume weight, that is to say 1m³ is about 167KG. Example 1: The actual gross weight of a shipment of cross-border air freight is 95KG and the volume is 1.2m³. Calculated according to the coefficient of 1:167 of cross-border air freight, the volume weight of this shipment is 1.2*167= 200.4kg, which is greater than the actual gross weight of 95KG. So this Cargo is called Light Weight Cargo and airlines will charge it by volume and not by actual gross Weight. Please note that cross-border air freight is generally referred to as bubble cargo, while cross-border sea freight is generally referred to as light cargo.

Example 2: the actual gross weight of a shipment of cross-border air freight is 560KG and the volume is 1.5CBM. According to the coefficient of 1:167 of cross-border air freight, the volume weight of this shipment is 1.5*167=250.5KG, less than the actual gross weight of 560KG. So the Cargo is Dead Weight Cargo, and the airlines will be charged by the actual gross Weight, not by volume.

Sum up for everyone, according to a certain conversion coefficient, carry on the operation obtains the volume weight, then carries on the comparison with the actual weight of the volume weight again, carries on the charge by the larger.

Iii. Chargeable weight

5. Chargeable Weight has been exported to test facilities in accordance with C.W. In addition, it is the Weight with which freight and other incidental charges are calculated. Billing weight is either volume weight or actual gross weight, billing weight = actual weight VS volume weight, whichever is higher is used as the weight for calculating the transportation cost.

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