Box Sizes for Air Cargo parcels?

For items 1-10kg we recommend the use of BMExpress Satchels which you can find in our agent stores.  

For items 11-20kg BMExpress Aircargo boxes are available from agent Stores.

In case you want to use your own box, follow the dimensions below

Small Parcel (5kg) = Use box sizes 45cm long x 35cm wide x 16cm thick

Medium Parcel (10-20kg) = 45cm long x 40cm wide x 40cm thick

For all Air Cargo items, the airline companies and BM Express use a volumetric calculation which means if your box is larger while the content is light, the charge will apply on the volumetric weight.

Calculation of volumetric weight is

L (cm) x W (cm) x H (cm) / 6000 = volumetric weight

Ex. you use a box with dimensions of 50 cm x 50 cm x 100 cm with a weight of 30kg.

The volumetric weight  is 50x50x100/6000 = 41kg.


Always use the right sized boxes according to the weight of the item you want to send.