The chargeable weight, also known as volume weight, represents a quantity that is used for calculating the freight tariff. Its purpose is not only to take into account the importance of the actual weight of a shipment for its carriage but at the same time the space required for its transportation depending on its measurements. As a rule, choosing to transport a very large consignment of a lightweight will be more costly than shipping a more condensed parcel weighing the same amount.
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