Volumetric weight calculator

DHL Express adheres to today's advanced aircraft design, which calculates the volumetric (dimensional) weight of each shipment for the most efficient use of cargo space. The cost of a shipment can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight.

DHL uses a formula to calculate volumetric weight for every piece in a shipment:
  • Centimeters/Kilograms: Length x Width x Height / 5000 per Piece
  • Inches/Pounds: Length x Width x Height / 139 per Piece



Volumetric Weight (kg)