# 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.

## How to Calculate the Volumetric Weight of Your Express Shipment

The volumetric divisor is 139 for inches/pounds (5,000 for cm/kg) and applies to DHL Express' Same Day, Time Definite and Day Definite services as per the below formula:
Units of Measure
CM/KG
length*width*height/5000 per piece in the shipment

Inches/Pounds
length*width*height/139 per piece in the shipment
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