These days air cargo is one of the most eminent ways of sending goods and articles across the globe for quite a lot of reasons. In the same way, a door to door packet delivery (also known as parcel delivery or courier delivery) clings onto its significance in the Logistic industry for several affirmatives.
While many shipments are handled by the airlines and delivery-service companies every day, there are a number of questions that puzzles many. Specially, the first timers who send their belongings by means of air cargo and courier mode.
Below we cover some frequent questions asked to help for sending cargo to India, and to understand the process better in easy way.
Some points to Help for sending cargo to India:
– What is volume weight?
– How volume is calculated?
– What is chargeable weight?
– What are prohibited goods?
– What is customs clearance?
What is Volume Weight?
In common terminology volume weight is a space of a packet occupied in a carrier. It is obtained by applying a simple math formula that we shall discuss in a while.
How Volume is Calculated?
Volume weight is totally based on the dimensions of the package or commodity. The formula diverges a bit for various methods of shipping. However, in case of Air Cargo it is calculated by multiplying the length, width, height and dividing by 6000 (L x W x H/6000), whereas, the formula for Door to door service is multiplying the length, width, height and dividing by 5000 (L x W x H/5000).
(Important Note: the dimension has to be in centimeters (CM))
What is Chargeable Weight?
In International freight industry the carriers charge either on the volume weight (the dimensional weight) or the actual dead weight (the weight as per weighing scale) whichever is higher.
What are Prohibited Goods?
In general air cargo and courier mode there are certain restrictions that forbid carrying a lot of items, for instance, currency, perfumes, bearer instrument, liquid or lithium batteries, semi-liquids, radio-active material, etc.
What is Customs Clearance?
The process of passing the goods through customs authorities so that they can enter or exit the country is known as customs clearance. This process demands specific formality to be completed for each shipment that depart and arrive in the country.
We have discussed some general but vital topics that will be of good help for sending cargo to India and abroad. You can always call us or leave an online enquiry to speak about your doubts in detail.