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tonnage

, tunnage
1. the capacity of a merchant ship expressed in tons, for which purpose a ton is considered as 40 cubic feet of freight or 100 cubic feet of bulk cargo, unless such an amount would weigh more than 2000 pounds in which case the actual weight is used
2. the weight of the cargo of a merchant ship
3. the total amount of shipping of a port or nation, estimated by the capacity of its ships
4. a duty on ships based either on their capacity or their register tonnage

tonnage

[′tən·ij]
(naval architecture)
A measure of the size of a ship; it is usually taken to mean gross tonnage or net tonnage, but may also refer to deadweight or displacement tonnage.
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IHS Maritime & Trade has worked diligently to verify the tonnage figures since that request.
And, with more capacity coming on line, mills in China continue to scramble to try to lock in tonnage to feed their machines.
not only for significant tonnage, but for a superior level of service and fiber quality.
This is a fatal error because it raises a very serious fact-of-damage question: If the "but for" tons are less than actual tonnages, then even if "but for" prices are above actual prices, Redled might conceivably have achieved the same or greater profits as a result of the alleged price fixing.
The "but for" tonnage projection is shown in column E of exhibit 1 below.
Not enough updated tonnages were received this year to determine Mexico's production trend.
Tonnage information that is received after the publishing deadline will appear in the monthly "Around the World" department of modem casting.