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The dimension weight and gross weight, whichever is higher
“Dimension weight” refers to the area one shipment occupies the cabin space of the aircraft.
“Gross weight” refers to the actual weight of the item. SPEX will use the larger weight as the chargeable weight when calculating shipping cost.
Dimension weight
Parcel dimensions will be measured by inch, a distance less than 1 inch shall be counted as 1 inch. After checking the dimension weight, we will weigh the parcel in the following equation where the weight of less than 1 lb will be charged as 1 lb.

※ Unit conversion reference: 1 inch (Inch) = 2.54 cm (CM)
※ Measure the size with the outer box packaging of the product.
Gross weight
The actual weight in the bag, calculated in pounds
If less than 1 pound is calculated as 1 pound.

※ Unit conversion reference: 1 pound = 0.45 kg
Example
The following example illustrates the use of the same size carton box. One is packed with a down coat while another is packed with iron pans. The two varied significantly in weight despite the same dimension weight. The rate for international shipment will be illustrated below.

• Down coat(item with lighter weight)
• Dimension weight
9pound
Gross weight
2pound
• Thus, freight cost will be calculated on the basis of
Dimension Weight
• Iron pan(item with heavier weight)
• Dimension weight
9pound
Gross weight
30pound
• Thus, freight cost will be calculated on the basis of
Gross Weight
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