Ton-Kilometer

ton-kilometer

[′tən ′kil·ə‚mēd·ər]
(mining engineering)
A unit of measurement equal to the weight in tons of material transported in a mine multiplied by the number of kilometers driven.

Ton-Kilometer

 

a unit of measurement for freight turnover in rail, river, truck, air, and animal-drawn transport, as well as in carriage by rolling stock. Rated ton-kilometers are determined on the basis of rated distances (as a rule, the shortest); operational ton-kilometers are determined on the basis of the actual distances covered. In the USSR there are two types of operational ton-kilometers, net (tonno-kilometr netto) and gross (tonno-kilometr brutto). Net ton-kilometers are computed by multiplying the weight of the cargo and its packaging in tons by the distance in kilometers. Gross ton-kilometers are calculated by adding to the weight of the cargo and packaging the weight, in tons, of the means of conveyance, for example, a railroad car, truck, or barge.

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