Deadweight tons

  The lifting capacity of a ship expressed in long tons (2,240 lbs.), including cargo, commodities, and crew.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

Energy terms . 2014.

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  • deadweight — dead‧weight [ˈdedweɪt] adjective TRANSPORT deadweight tons or tonnes are a measure of a ship s weight when it is empty: • The maximum size vessel that can use the Panama Canal is a ship of about 65,000 deadweight tons. * * * deadweight UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • deadweight tonnage — noun see deadweight capacity * * * Naut. the capacity in long tons of cargo, passengers, fuel, stores, etc. (deadweight tons), of a vessel: the difference between the loaded and light displacement tonnage of the vessel. Also called deadweight… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deadweight tonnage — Naut. the capacity in long tons of cargo, passengers, fuel, stores, etc. (deadweight tons), of a vessel: the difference between the loaded and light displacement tonnage of the vessel. Also called deadweight capacity. * * * …   Universalium

  • tons deadweight —   [tɔns dedweɪt, englisch], Einheitenzeichen tdw, Deadweight …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Deadweight tonnage — As weight is added to a ship, it submerges. Maximum DWT is the amount of weight a ship can carry without riding dangerously low in the water …   Wikipedia

  • Deadweight — Dead|weight 〈[dɛ̣dwɛıt] n. 15; meist Sg.; Schifffahrt〉 maximale Tragfähigkeit eines Schiffes [engl.] * * * Deadweight   [ dɛdweɪt; englisch »totes Gewicht«] das, (s)/ s, Abkürzung dw, die Masse der gesamten Zuladung (Ladefähigkeit, Tragfähigkeit) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • deadweight — The total weight in tons (2240 lb.) that a ship carries on a specified draft including fuel, water in tanks, cargo, stores, passengers, baggage, crew and their effects, but excluding the water in the boilers. It is the difference in weight… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • deadweight capacity — noun or deadweight tonnage : the carrying capacity of a ship in tons of 2240 pounds : the difference between a ship s displacement light and her displacement loaded …   Useful english dictionary

  • deadweight tonnage — dead′weight ton′nage n. naut. navig. the capacity in long tons of cargo, passengers, fuel, etc. (dead′weight tons′), of a vessel: the difference between the loaded and light displacement tonnage of the vessel …   From formal English to slang

  • Deadweight — (englisch), Abkurzung dw, das Gesamtzuladungsgewicht eines Handelsschiffes in tons (tdw, 1 ton = 1016kg); es umfasst Ladung, Brennstoff, Proviant und sonstige Verbrauchsstoffe …   Maritimes Wörterbuch

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