# Cost calculation

**For transport by truck:**

**Per 100 kg**The price quoted is valid for up to 100 kg of the actual or the calculated volume weight of the transported goods. With this type of calculation, it is always rounded up to the next unit.

**Per loading metre**Price information per loading meter is effectively comparable to renting the space. This means that the price quoted refers to one linear metre length of the loading space of the truck. Trucks have an internal width of 242 cm and an internal available height of about 240 cm. Thus, a loading metre represents a floor area of 2.42 x 1 m, which with maximum utilisation of the height is approx. 5.8 m³.

**Tractor units/swap bodies**This price refers to the “rental” for a complete transport unit, e.g. a truck (about 40 m³) or trailer (about 40 m³), no matter how much weight (within the statutory limits) or volume is loaded.

**Full truck loads**The price is specified for the use of a complete truck (articulated truck or traction unit with trailer).

**For airfreight shipments:**

Prices for carriage by air freight are generally quoted per kg/6 dm3.

**For shipments by sea:**

In the case of sea freight shipments, the calculation is also based on the chargeable weight, whereby 1 m³ = 1,000 kg. The price is given as a measurement / weight rate (m/g) or (w/m).

## Hint

### When does each tariff rate apply?

The usual quotations and transport prices are given for different tariff rates. In addition to the size of the consignment, the means of transport is a criterion to which the specific tariff rate is applied. Which rate and what is applicable, is clearly shown, as it must be noted on every quotation or tariff rate sheet