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Frequently Asked Questions

What is volumetric weight (dimensional weight) and how is it calculated?

Volumetric weight, also known as dimensional weight, is a pricing technique used by carriers. It is used to ensure that they don’t lose money on large, lightweight shipments. Most airlines use the following formula to calculate a volumetric weight:

Length * width * height / 6000 per piece in the shipment

What is Freedoms of the Air?

The freedoms of the air (Air traffic rights) are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a country's airlines the privilege to enter and land in another country's airspace. This concept was initiated by the Chicago Convention. The freedoms of the air are the fundamental building blocks of the international commercial aviation route network. You can check detailed definitions of each type of freedom here.

What is a ULD?

A unit load device (ULD) is a pallet or container used to load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft. It allows a large quantity of cargo to be bundled into a single unit.

What is the Cut-off Time?

The latest time the shipment cargo may be delivered to a carrier’s warehouse or terminal for loading on a scheduled vessel.