gross tonnage


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gross tonnage

[¦grōs ′tən·ij]
(naval architecture)
The total volume of the interior of a ship, measured in tons (units of 100 cubic feet).
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Costa CruisesEoACAO Chinese operations began in July 2006 with, the Costa Allegra (28,400 gross tonnage and 1000 total guests), offering cruises out of the port of Shanghai.
We will maintain our position as the world's busiest port in terms of shipping tonnage, ahead of Rotterdam and Hong Kong,'' Yeo said, as he announced that the gross tonnage of ships visiting the city-state so far this year surpassed 1 billion gross tons Tuesday -- a first-ever feat for Singapore as a port.
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Under International Maritime Organisation regulations, all passenger and cargo ships of more than 300 gross tonnage on international voyages have to carry specified satellite and radiocommunication equipment for sending and receiving distress alerts, maritime safety information and for general communications.
This month's investigation for grades 3-6 determines how to identify the gross tonnage of a ship by measuring volume in cubic feet.
From a slide into a rotating ball pit (that's me trying it out above) to a Mexican mariachi band via the dressing room for the hit musical Hairspray and a giant sweet shop, it was a fun-packed preview of what's on board the world's biggest cruise ship at 225,282 gross tonnage when she launches in the Med in April.
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