When it comes to air freight shipping, weight and volume are key factors. Air carriers will charge by either volumetric weight (also known as dimensional weight) or actual weight, depending on which is more expensive.
The air shipping global rule of thumb is to calculate the volumetric weight is to multiply the item’s volume in cubic meters by 167. The volume is for a package that is W: 40cm, H: 40cm L:40 would have a .064 (the product of all sides divided by one million). Multiple by 167, and you get a volumetric weight of 10.67 kg.
If the volumetric weight exceeds the actual weight of the product, the volumetric weight becomes the chargeable weight. For light air shipments, use this chargeable weight calculator to work out whether your shipment will be charged by actual weight or dimensional weight.
In a typical season, air freight costs from China to the US range from approximately $2.50-$5.00 per kilogram, depending on the type of cargo you’re shipping and available space
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Air Cargo Services, Shipping Rates, And Charges
Beyond the air freight, which is calculated based on the cost above, the air freight price will also likely include:
Container freight station/terminal handling charges
Shipping & Handling
|Less than 0.5 lb||JMD $600|
|0.5 – 1.9 lbs||JMD $750|
|2 – 50 lbs||JMD $250 AND $350 alternated for every other pound respectively|
|Charged after first 5 pounds|
|5 – 9 lbs||JMD $500|
|10 – 20 lbs||JMD $750|
|21 – 30 lbs||JMD $1000|
|31 – 40 lbs||JMD $1250|
|41 – 50 lbs||JMD $1500|