Is determined by weighing the loading place on the scales. There is net and gross weight of cargo. Net – is the weight of cargo in bulk, and gross – the weight of the goods in package. This means that for transportation costs counting is taken into account the weight of the goods and packaging as well. Sometimes it happens that the weight of the package exceeds by several times the weight of the cargo. For example, when expensive drugs or high-tech equipment is transported.
Also, there are shipments that are transported in bulk, and can be heavy. Heavy shipment –it is a loading place, which, due to a particularly high density, has a huge weight. For example, concrete slabs or machines. If the weight of the shipment exceeds the load capacity of transport, specific platforms and mobile facilities are used during such transportation.