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    How to Calculate your Shipment Weights
    Updated On: 19 Oct 2020 | 2,246 Views

    How to Calculate your Shipment Weights

    How to Calculate your Shipment Weights

    Have you seen yourself preparing to combat with your freight forwarder over shipping weight calculation? Have you felt so cheated that you resolved to take your freight forwarder to court over misconception of weight calculation? Oh, you surely need to read this for proper understanding.

    On several occasions, we lost words to calm our customers over this same issues. To some they see it as a deliberate effort to squeeze their money, some see it as operational wickedness and that is our reason for this blog.

    How long shall we continue to argue, answer queries on shipping weight? Guess you are also tired too. Now, let’s see how it is being calculated

    Many times, in recent time, Valuehandlers International discovered that many are not conversant with how shipping weight is calculated and their ignorance plotted them in an unpalatable condition. To avoid future dissatisfaction, hence, we provide you the formula for calculating the weight of the shipment.

    Shipping is the basic means of sending and receiving items of any kind either across the sea, air or land. This makes it a substantial endeavor for easy mobility of goods as the duo of import and export respectively. As important as it is, so the knowledge of weight calculation to avoid confusion in the middle of the transaction with your prospective handlers.

    There are three major formulas for calculating weight; which are (Actual, Dimensional and Billable Weight)

    · Actual Weight: as the name implies is exactly what the product weighs when it is put on a scale. Here, it is just the product that is weighed

    · Dimensional Weight: This takes into account the length, width & height of the package that you are shipping. Dimensional weight takes into consideration the total package; carton, box, label, etc. i.e. it includes the case or cover of the product. With different formulas, the dimensional weight can be calculated and if it is higher than the actual weight that will then become the “billable weight”.

    · Billable Weight is defined as the greater of the two weights (actual vs. dimensional) and this will be used to calculate the shipping rate. In other words, billable weight is what the shipper charges the consignee based on the weight of the cargo or goods.
    Note: Weight charges are dependent on which either of actual or dimensional is higher.

    Dear reader, your satisfaction is our premium desire in Valuehandlers International, we have no gain extorting you and this we will not do because we are here to dominate and to get better always. We are not fraudsters, we bill you accordingly and We are the most considerable freight forwarder that always looks out to opportunity to provide you a cheap service.

    Recently though still fresh and our customers are already enjoying it, we launched Operation Stop paying sales tax for any items procured from USA Stores.

    We look forward to receiving your patronage anytime every time.

    For advice, visit www.valuehandlers.com send a request to info@valuehandlers.com or call 08032241768 now!
    You can Get Quote now for your shipping with reasonable weight charges, free warehousing, online support and marine insurance benefits.

    About the Blogger: Valuehandlers is a professional Freight forwarder specializes in Air & Sea shipping, Customs clearing and cargo delivery from and to Nigeria for Packages, Item, Equipment, Machines, Raw materials, Dangerous goods, Personal effects, trucks, and Cars, etc. from more than eighty (80) countries.

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