Chargeable Weight

Depending on the nature of your shipment, the chargeable weight will be combined with other information to calculate freight costs. The chargeable weight is the shipping weight used in calculating transit charges.

For container shipments, the gross weight of the goods minus the tare weight of the container is known as chargeable weight.

Tare weight is the weight of the empty container.

For break bulk shipments, the chargeable weight is the weight of the cargo multiplied by the freight rate per ton. The total freight cost is then calculated based on the chargeable weight and other factors such as the delivery point, route, and service level. It is, therefore, important to know what the chargeable weight is for a shipment in order to get an accurate estimate of total freight costs.

For air shipments, the chargeable weight is the weight of the goods plus the weight of the packaging. This weight is then multiplied by the applicable air freight rate to calculate the cost of shipping.

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