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.