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Volumetric Weight: DHL Express

The cost of a shipment can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight. This is the volumetric (or dimensional) weight.

Use our Tool to Calculate Volumetric Weight

How to Calculate the Volumetric Weight of Your Express Shipment

The volumetric divisor has changed to 139 for inches/pounds (5,000 for cm/kg) and applies to DHL Express' Same Day, Time Definite and Day Definite services excluding Puerto Rico* as per the below formula:
Units of Measure

The Volumetric Tool rounds each dimension (length, width and height) to the nearest whole number using standard rounding rules. The resulting dimensional weight is then rounded to the next full pound or half kilogram. For example, a box with dimensions of 30.4”(L) x 19.6”(W) x 19.5”(H), will be considered to be 30”(L) x 20”(W) x 20”(H) = 12,000 cubic inches, and will be divided by 139 = 86.3 lbs. for a “Dimensional Weight” of 87 lbs.
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Conversion Weight kg
*The divisor for shipments between the United States and Puerto Rico is 166. The above formulas can be helpful volumetric divisor examples, but weight cannot be calculated with this Volumetric Tool.