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