Academy Cost Shipping

Introduction of Actual Weight, Dimensions Weight and Chargeable Weight


Actual Weight: The weight after weighing, including the Gross Weight (G.W.) and the Net Weight (N.W.). The most common Weight is Gross Weight.

Dimensions Weight/Volumetric Weight: Weight calculated by the volume of cargo according to certain conversion coefficient or calculation formula.

Chargeable Weight(C.W.): The weight to calculate freight charge or other incidental charges.


Dimensions Weight

Its general calculation method of express delivery and air transportation:

Dimensions Weight = Length( cm)* width (cm)* height (cm)/6000,

This means the conversion coefficient of volume and weight is usually 1:167, that is, one cubic meter is about 167 kilograms.

Chargeable Weight

Chargeable Weights = either Gross Weight or Dimensions Weight. Compare the Gross Weight and the Dimensions Weight, whichever is heavy is Chargeable Weight, also called Full Throwing Weight.

Chargeable Weight= (Gross Weight + Dimensions Weight)/2, also called Half Throwing Weight.

Chargeable Weight= Gross Weight (If the Dimensions Weight is no more than 20kg), also called Free Throwing Weight.


Generally, for heavy goods/deadweight cargo, the charge shall be based on the Gross Weight, while for light goods/bulky cargo, the charge shall be based on the Dimensions Weight.

For express delivery and air transportation, the goods that Dimensions Weight is heavier than Gross Weight are light goods/bulk cargo, such as cotton, that’s to say if the goods’ weight of per CBM is heavier than 166.67 kg, the goods are heavy goods/deadweight cargo.

For example:

Gross Weight: 15kg

Dimensions Weight: 50CM X 50CM X 48CM /6000 =20kg

If Full Throwing Weight: Chargeable Weight=20kg;

If Half Throwing Weight: Chargeable Weight=(15+20) / 2 = 17.5 kg=18kg;

If Free Throwing Weight: Chargeable Weight=15kg.

For sea transportation, its calculation is simple than air transportation, the LCL business in China basically divides heavy goods and light goods according to the standard of 1 cubic meter equals 1 ton. Among LCL, heavy goods are rare, and almost are all light goods, and the freight charge is calculated according to the volume.

Facebook Group Discussion

1 week ago

I thought that CJ stocked the products that are on their website in their warehouses? I seem to be wrong. Do they just buy in from suppliers when we place orders? ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

12 hours ago

Hello Everyone

I am trying to add a product to eBay for the first time but it is showing me this error:

It looks like there's a problem with this listing.
To maintain a safe trading environment, eBay places limits on the number of categories sellers can list. Currently, you do not have required permission to sell in this category. If you wish to sell in this category, please create a business plan and write to

Can anyone please help?
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

12 hours ago

😱 Are you worried about eBay closing your account? One of the MOST important ways to protect yourself is to hide your IP using a VPN or VPS. Check out Stan’s video to learn how to use VPN correctly to protect your eBay account ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

12 hours ago

Why is it taking POD t-shirts so long to be dispatched? What is going on? I have several orders that are aging. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

12 hours ago

I would to import reviews into my store but I haven't seen a product with a review yet. Is it common that reviews are posted for products? ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook