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Charging & Volumetric Weight

The APC network charges by either the gross or volumetric weight, whichever is the greater. The chargeable weight of a consignment is the aggregate total of each individual package rounded up to the nearest kg.

Where the volume of any single parcel exceeds 6,000 cubic centimetres per kilo, volumetric weight will be applied.

How to Calculate Volumetric Weight

Volumetric Weight is calculated using the formula below:

Multiply each dimension Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm) then divide by 6000 this will give the equivalent volumetric Weight in kg.


A parcel measuring 60cm x 60cm x 60cm would have a volumetric weight of 36kg.

60 x 60 x 60 = 216 000
216 000/6000 = 36

It is recommended that you calculate the Volumetric Weight for every parcel that you send then compare this to its actual weight. The greater weight of the two is used to calculate the price that we charge you.

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