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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This could be due to the increase in the overall gross tonnage in the fleet which could have led to the increase of the tonnage tax.
Costa Cruises, the largest Italian travel group and one of EuropeEoACAOs most popular cruise lines, has inaugurated the new international cruise terminal in Tianjin with the first port call of the Costa Romantica, offering 53,000 gross tonnage and total guest capacity of around 1700.
Privatised at the end of 2007, the Gdansk shipyard has made a commitment not to exceed annual production of 100,000 compensated gross tonnage (CGT).
It is 121.5m long with a 26m beam, gross tonnage of 15,260, a hull strengthened to Ice Class 1B, and top speeds of more than 19 knots.
The distribution of capacities between ships fishing tropical tuna between EU member states is as follows: Spain, 22 ships (representing a maximum capacity of 61,400GT or gross tonnage); France, 21 ships (31,467GT); and Italy, one ship (2,137 GT).
A further 14 cruise ships will call at the terminal in 2009, bringing in some 23,500 passengers and an additional 1m gross tonnage of shipping to the river.
''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.
The protocol sets the limit of liability for claims for loss of life or personal injury for ships not exceeding 2,000 gross tonnage at two million special drawing rights (around US$3 million).
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As a result, orders from companies categorized as ''other ship owners,'' including Japanese companies, accounted for 66% of the total gross tonnage ordered.