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# Actual weight 260 kg step 2 determine the volume

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Actual weight = 260 kg Step 2: determine the volume weight of the shipment. Volume weight = 65 x 30 x 30 cm ÷ 6,000 = 58,500 cm 3 ÷ 6,000 = 9.75 = 10 kg Step 3: determine the chargeable weight. Therefore, the chargeable weight is the actual weight = 260 kg 3. A single shipment consisting of two different kinds of cargo: fashion goods and books: x 10 cartons of fashion goods, the dimensions of each carton are 60 cm x 45 cm x 60 cm, and each carton weighs 20 kg. x 10 cartons of books, the dimension of each carton are 35 cm x 45 cm x 35 cm, and each carton weighs 24 kg.

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Answers Air Freight Page | 109 2017 One method to deal with this shipment is to determine the volume weight of each piece of cargo, and then compare the totals of both, i.e., sum up the total volume weights and the total actual kg. This concept is the basis of how a freight forwarder can earn “his keep” in the business. Fashion goods: Step 1: determine the actual weight of the shipment. Actual weight = 20 kg x 10 cartons = 200 kg Step 2: determine the volume weight of the shipment. Volume weight = 60 x 45 x 60 cm x 10 ÷ 6,000 = 1,620,000 ÷ 6,000 = 270 kg Books: Step 1: determine the actual weight of the shipment. Actual weight = 24 kg x 10 cartons = 240 kg Step 2: determine the volume weight of the shipment. Volume weight = 35 x 45 x 35 cm x 10 ÷ 6,000 = 551,250 cm 3 ÷ 6,000 = 91.875 = 92 kg Step 3: determine the chargeable weight. Add up the individual volume weights in order to combine (consolidate) both goods, and add up the individual actual weights in order to combine (consolidate) both goods. Actual Weight Volume Weight 10 cartons of fashion goods: 200 kg 270 kg 10 cartons of books: 240 kg 92 kg Total 440 kg 362 kg Therefore, the chargeable weight (the weight the airline will use to charge the freight forwarder) is the combined (consolidated) actual weights = 440 kg. By CONSOLIDATING many shipments together onto one Air Waybill, the freight forwarder can make more money.
Answers Air Freight Page | 110 2017 Actual Weight Volume Weight Chargeable Weight Fashion goods: 200 kg 270 kg 270 kg Books: 240 kg 92 kg 240 kg 510 kg Therefore, the freight forwarder will charge each shipper by their INDIVIDUAL chargeable weight = 270 kg and 240 kg. Just by CONSOLIDATING these two shipments, the freight forwarder has made an extra 70 kg profit! 510 kg (revenue from shippers) 440 kg (expense from airline) = 70 kg (extra profit for the freight forwarder)

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Answers Air Freight Page | 111 2017 Exercise 4.6 (Answer) Calculating the Chargeable Weight for an Air Shipment 1. Vases, total weight is 100 kg, total volume is 1.234 m 3 Step 1: d etermine the actual weight of the shipment. Actual weight = 100 kg Step 2: d etermine the volume weight of the shipment. Convert m 3 to cm 3 1.234 m 3 x 1,000,000 = 123,4000 cm 3 Volume weight = 123,4000 cm 3 ÷ 6,000 = 205.66666 = 206 kg Step 3: d etermine the chargeable weight. Therefore, the chargeable weight is the volume weight = 206 kg. 2. Steel rods, total weight is 500 kg, dimensions are 70 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm (assume dimensions are the overall shipment dimensions).
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• Fall '18
• Jane Smith
• freight forwarder, Commercial item transport and distribution, CIFFA, Ocean Transportation Intermediary

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