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Girth, represented by number 1 on the diagram, is the total distance around your package or object at its widest point, perpendicular to the length.
Length, represented by number 2 on the diagram, is the longest side of your package or object.
Add the length and girth measurements together to get your total package size.
UPS has established specific weight and size limits for the packages that you send with all UPS services. The restrictions below only pertain to individual packages. There are no limits to the total weight of your shipment or the total number of packages in your shipment.
Note: Packages that exceed UPS weight and size limits are subject to an Over Maximum Limits charge.
The limits listed above apply to most packages and destinations, but there are some variances because of different local restrictions in some countries. Please contact UPS for more details.
Guidelines for Packing Your Heavy Package
Billable weight is the weight used to calculate the rate you will be charged. The billable weight will be the greater of the pallet's actual or dimensional weight. A minimal rate may apply.
To determine billable weight:
Step 1. Determine actual weight.Actual weight is the weight of the items on the pallet and the weight of the pallet rounded up to the next half kilogram.
Step 2. Determine dimensional weight. Dimensional weight reflects pallet density, which is the amount of space a pallet occupies in relation to its actual weight.
For international shipments:
Step 3. Determine billable weight.
UPS tracking solutions show the progress of your shipment every step of the way, across town or around the world.
Find additional information to help you with your pallet shipment.
Download the Pallet Weight and Size Limitations FileOpen the link in a new window
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