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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Here are the oil tanker categories arranged in order from smallest to largest carrying capacity by deadweight tonnage: Panamax.
Aframax: a petroleum tanker with capacity of between 75,000 and 120,000 deadweight tonnage
HHICPhil's Subic Shipyard, which sits on a 300hectare area within the Freeport, features an ultralarge dock (550 meters in length, 135 meters in width), ultralarge gantry cranes and automated assembly lines with 600,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT) of annual shipbuilding capacity.
Its mass is 81,398 deadweight tonnage, and it has a length of 229 meters.
The new terminal has been designed to berth vessels having up to 200,000 deadweight tonnage of capacity.
Broers said that the Duqm Port was designed to be able to big vessels up to 180,000 deadweight tonnage.
The contract, worth $1.6 billion, was the world's largest single shipbuilding contract by deadweight tonnage. They would be the largest dry-bulk cargo vessels ever built--366-m long by 66-m wide.
The company, which was founded in 1991 by chairmen Peter Georgiopoulos in its first avatar as Maritime Equity Management, owns a fleet of 30 tankers with a total carrying capacity of about 5.1 million deadweight tonnage.
The Panamx-type ship -- built in 2001 and with a deadweight tonnage of 74,500 tons -- belongs to Perserveranza, based in Naples in southern Italy.
Later, the Acting Chairman told newsmen that the ships will be acquired later this year with deadweight tonnage (DWT) of 65,716, and 46,710 and the third one will have DWT of 76,830.
"The third vessel, with a capacity to carry a deadweight tonnage of 12,400 and 1015 containers, left Pusan on December 5 and is on her way to port Kelang -- Malaysia to load containers for Jebel Ali in UAE and for Doha," Chief Executive Officer Khalifa Ali al Hetmi said on Sunday.
The ship, with a deadweight tonnage of 57,500, was sailing from Ukraine to Saudi Arabia when it came under attack, the statement added.Aa