**Check Weigh Charges**

Please declare the full correct weight of your consignment (including packaging). We have a legal obligation to declare payload information. Declaring the full correct weight also protects our staff from the risk of injury. Weights should be declared to the nearest whole Kilogram. DO NOT declare fractions. You will be charged for the additional Kilograms should your consignment weight be under declared.

**Volumetric Charging**

There are times when the physical size of a package is a bigger factor than its weight. Depending on the size of a consignment, there may be an extra charge to compensate Tuffnells for the unusually large amount of space some packages occupy in the back of the vehicles.

Charging for space taken rather than the actual weight of an item is automatic for sea, airfreight and European road shipments. Tuffnells, like the majority of profitable carriers, also calculates cubic weight charges for domestic freight.

Products which should register for potential 'cubing up' are such things as bags of wool, empty drums, plastic tubing and all light bulky items.

Domestic Shipments | 1 m3 = 220 Kgs (160 cu. ft per 1000 Kgs) |

Offshore Shipments | 1 m3 = 295 Kgs (120 cu. ft per 1000 Kgs) |

European Shipments | 1 m3 = 250 Kgs (141 cu. ft per 1000 Kgs) |

Airfreight | 1 m3 = 200 Kgs (178 cu. ft per 1000 Kgs) |

To assist with your calculations, the table below lists some useful conversion factors. When converting using these factors follow these rules:

**To convert to metric - multiply by the factorTo convert from metric - divide by the factor**

Length | |
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Yards to Metres | 0.9144 |

Feet to Metres | 0.3048 |

Inches to Millimetres | 25.4 |

Inches to Centimetres | 2.54 |

Volume | |
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Cubic Yards to Cubic Metres | 0.7646 |

Cubic Feet to Cubic Metres | 0.0283 |

Cubic Inches to Cubic Centimetres | 16.3871 |

Mass | |
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Imperial Tons to Kilograms | 1016.05 |

Imperial Tons to Metric Tonnes | 1.0160 |

Hundredweight to Kilograms | 50.8023 |

Pounds to Kilograms | 0.4536 |

Ounces to Grams | 28.3495 |