Calculate freight costs

No matter what you’re sending, the basic costs of air freight depend on the size of the shipment or how much it weighs.

Before you can get an accurate quote for your freight movement, you'll need to know both the dimensions of the freight (including packaging) and its weight. The dimensions are used to calculate the cubic (volumetric) weight and are compared with the actual (dead) weight of the shipment. The higher of the two will be what your basic charges will be based on. Depending on the shipment, there may be other fees which apply.

Here’s how it works in three easy steps:

 

Step 2: Calculate the cubic weight

Converting the cubic weight is as easy as multiplying the cubic space (in this example 0.06m3) by our standard rates:

  • 167kg = 1m3 for international shipments
  • 200kg = 1m3 for all domestic shipments

 

Step 3: Compare the two

Actual (dead) weight = 30kg 

Cubic weight = 10.02kg for international shipments or 12kg for domestic shipments.

As 30kg is the highest number, your freight costs will be based on the applicable rate in $AU x 30kg (plus surcharges). Rates vary depending on the product you select