deadweight tonnage


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deadweight tonnage

[′ded‚wāt ′tən·ij]
(naval architecture)
The total carrying capacity of a ship expressed in long tons (1 long ton = 2240 pounds); displacement of a fully loaded ship, less the weight of the ship itself. Abbreviated dwt. Also known as deadweight capacity.
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The 46,200 deadweight tonnage (DWT) chemical carriers from the Hyundai shipyard in Ulsan in South Korea are chartered to Saudi petrochemicals giant Sabic for 15 years.
In a statement, the PIBT disclosed, Motor vessel African Finfoot, which was 200 m long and 32 m wide with deadweight tonnage of 61 219 t and maximum draft of 12.
Distya Akula, Sanskrit for 'Fortune Transcendental', has a deadweight tonnage of 149,834 tonnes.
It will receive support from jetties with a draft of 16 meters, with capacity to berth vessels up to 120,000 deadweight tonnage.
Together, the top five ship-owning countries control more than half of the world deadweight tonnage.
It will be supported by jetties with a draft of 16 meters, capable of berthing vessels up to 120,000 deadweight tonnage.
The three grain carriers will be 95,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) vessels: 237 meters (m) in length, 40m in width, and 12.
Table 12: Global Merchant Shipping Fleet (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Deadweight Tonnage (dwt) by Foreign and National Flag by Ship Type 10 Ownership Patterns of Major Shipping Countries 10 Ownership Patterns According to Major Ship Types 10
It did not say how much it would pay for the tankers, although each will have a capacity of 300,000 deadweight tonnage.
Conventionally medium-speed diesel engines have often been used as the main engines of 5,000 to 20,000 deadweight tonnage class bulk carriers.
The SP-ITC terminal has capability of accommodating container vessels 230 metres with deadweight tonnage of as much as 35,000.