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Between Volumetric Weight and Actual Weight, which of the following is preferred?

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Apoorva, Dhamtari
Level 7 contributor
Volumetric weight is usually calculated for packages on cargo and shipment in order to reflect the density of the package. This is because a less dense item can occupy more space compared to its actual weight. In comparison, represents the weight of the package of cargo as measured on a weighing scale. The volumetric weight after the calculation is compared to the actual weight in order to find out which of the weights is greater followed by which he higher weight is usually used to calculate the cost of the shipment.
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What does the term 'Volumetric Weight' used in courier or cargo industry mean?

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Apoorva, Dhamtari
Level 7 contributor
Volumetric weight is usually calculated for packages on cargo and shipment in order to reflect the density of the package. This is because a less dense item can occupy more space compared to its actual weight. 
Volumetric weight is calculated by multiplying the length x height x width of a package and dividing the answer by a volumetric factor. Volumetric Weight is therefore obtained by the following formula:

Volumetric Weight = (Length x Height x Width)/5000 if the dimensions are in centimetres
Volumetric Weight = (Length x Height x Width)/305 if the dimensions are in inches.
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How did the word 'courier' originate?

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Apoorva, Dhamtari
Level 7 contributor
Courier is said to have originated from the Latin word 'currere' which means 'to run'. Couriers were used back in the Ancient Rome where these network runners would have run between two points in order to deliver a package or message.
For delivering messages or packages across long distances, the couriers back in those days used a relay system where a runner would run for a day or so with the message and deliver it to an another runner waiting at a checkpoint who would then set off with the message.

The most famous of these runners was a Greek courier called Pheidippides who as per legends ran 40 kilometres from Marathon to Athens to inform people of a Greek victory over the Persians in 490 BCE and then collapsed and died. In fact, Marathon is named as such in the memory of this event.
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Which is the biggest courier service in the world?

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Apoorva, Dhamtari
Level 7 contributor
The biggest courier service in the world in terms of deliveries is the United Parcel Service which delivers over 15 million packages a day across the world.
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What is a courier service?

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Apoorva, Dhamtari
Level 7 contributor
A courier service is a company which offers dedicated delivery services for packages, documents or letters. They are the preferred method of delivery for many companies and businesses due to their faster delivery times.
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If there is an LPG leakage during the night or during a state holiday, whom should we call to resolve it fast?

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Apoorva, Dhamtari
Level 7 contributor
If there is any gas leakage beyond the working hours, then you can contact, the Emergency Service Cell which operates in your area. The phone numbers of the Emergency Service Cell would be given in your LPG refill cash memo.
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How do we change the name of the connection holder in case of change in name due to marriage?

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Hemant Aneshwari
Level 6 contributor
You would need to submit the following documents to your distributor:

  • An application with details
  • Marriage certificate
  • Original Subscription Voucher or an affidavit if the subscription voucher is missing
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