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# Introduction

Fields designed to accept only weight and volume are present within the application. These fields allow weight and volumes to be calculated correctly and they simplify data entry and assist with accuracy.

# Description

### Weight field Figures entered in weight fields are assumed to be in kilograms (default value) and the figure is completed with the abbreviation "kg". If the number entered is followed by the abbreviation "lb", then the unit of the figure is changed to LBS (British or American pounds).

### Volume factor- and Volume field Similar to the weight field, figures entered are assumed to be cubic meters and the abbreviation "m3" is appended. To change the figure to cubic feet, use the code "CFT" and for cubic inches use the code "CIN".

### Volume weight

The volume factor is used to automatically calculate the volume weight. The volume factor of 6 indicates, for example, a weight / volume ratio of 1:6.

Weight / volume ratios (volume factor) in freight forwarding and logistics in general are assumed to use the following values: (variations are possible depending on individual arrangements)

Type of transport

Volume factor

Volume ratio

Calculation

Airfreight

6

1:6

1 m3 = 166.6 kg

3

1:3

1 m3 = 333.3 kg

Seafreight

1

1:1

1 m3 = 1000 kg

Railway freight

1

1:1

1 m3 = 1000 kg

These values are used within the various applications as a standard-volume factors. Deviations may be defined by business partners in the respective Roles .

### Chargeable Weight

To calculate the freight cost, the Chargeable weight is used. It is either gross weight or the volume weight . Depending on which of the two weights is the greater.

##### Examples:

Type of transport

Gross weight

Volume

Volume weight

Chargeable weight

Airfreight

480 kg

2,6 m3

433,16 kg

480 kg

Airfreight

88 kg

1.2 m3

199.92 kg

199.92 kg

850 kg

7,2 m3

2388,76 kg

2388,76 kg

Seafreight

22000 kg

18 m3

18000 kg

22000 kg

##### Weight, Volume and Dimensions can be captured through detailed packages editors. Depending on the application, the following editors are available:

The functionality for calculating American or British units of measurement Inch and LBS is currently not consistent. The use of these units of measurement may eventually lead to calculation errors.