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Dimensional weight – also known as “DIM” – is used because the space a package takes up on an aircraft may lead to a higher cost than its actual weight. We apply DIM to our shipments as follows:
Dimensional weight should be calculated on every shipment and compared to its actual weight, then use the greater of the two to determine the shipping cost.
Shipment dimensional weights are calculated based on different factors using the formulas below (DIM weights are always expressed in pounds, and are rounded up to the nearest pound):
Note: The final, and definitive, DIM calculation is performed by an Aeronet Worldwide associate upon receipt of the shipment, and is communicated the shipper.
Freight Class is a standardized classification system for cargo transported by means of less-than-truckload shipments (also known as “LTL”).