Volumetric (Dimensional) Weight

All consignments shipped with TNT Express are charged for based on the total weight of the consignment, with the greater of actual or volumetric (dimensional) weight applying.

What is ‘Volumetric Weight’?

The volumetric weight (or dimensional weight) of your shipment reflects the space taken by bulky but light consignments in the hold of an aircraft or vehicle, where space is very much at a premium. Once the volumetric weight has been calculated it is compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater; the higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost.

Calculating Volumetric Weight

To calculate the volumetric weight of your consignment, please use the following formula:

Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm)* 
                         5000

For example:

60 x 40 x 40* = 96000 = 19.2kg
      5000            5000

* Rounded to 3 decimal places