Inside Supply Management Magazine

January/February 2023

Point to Point

January 11, 2023

Definition: To determine the price of each shipment, freight carriers use a measurement based on gross (also known as actual) weight or volumetric (or dimensional) weight. Whichever amount is greater typically becomes the chargeable weight. As a result, it’s not unusual to see more than one weight listed on a bill, or a measurement that is different than the volume provided when the shipment was booked, especially when shipping by air.


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