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Girth, represented by number 1 on the diagram, is the distance completely 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. Shipments larger than the limits listed below will require the use of our UPS Freight services or UPS Worldwide Express FreightSM.
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.
Measure boxes or containers that are not rectangular to determine the package measurements and whether the package is within maximum limits. Treat the irregularly shaped package as if it were in a regular rectangular box. Measure the length, width, and height of the package from its extreme points.
Find details about how to ship irregularly shaped packages.
Billable weight is the weight used to calculate the rate. The billable weight will be the greater of the dimensional weight, actual weight, and minimum billable weight. The minimum billable shipment weight is 151 pounds.
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 whole pound.
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. Dimensional weight may apply to all UPS Worldwide Express Freight shipments.
Step 3. Determine billable weight.
Find additional information to help you with your pallet shipment.