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Volumetric Weight: DHL Express

The cost of a shipment can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, rather than the actual weight. This is the volumetric (or dimensional) weight.

Use our Tool to Calculate Volumetric Weight

Time Definite

How to Calculate the Volumetric Weight of Your Express Shipment

The volumetric divisor has changed to 5000 and applies to DHL Express' Same Day, Time Definite and Day Definite products as per the below formula:

Length * width * height/5000 per piece in the shipment

Use the calculator tool to determine the volumetric weight of DHL Express shipments.
Package type
Package type
Units of Measure
Units of Measure
Conversion Weight kg

Day Definite

Export and import

For international Day Definite products DHL ECONOMY SELECT and DHL IMPORT ECONOMY SELECT volumetric weight is calculated at 250 kilos per m3.


The DHL Freight Domestic Day Definite products DHL PAKET, DHL STYCKE, DHL PALL, DHL PARTI and DHL SERVICE POINT have volumetric weight calculated at 280 kilos per m3.

Same Day

The volumetric weight for Same Day services depends on mode of transportation. For detailed information, please contact your DHL Express sales representative.