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Definition of Deadweight Tonnage

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Definition:

Deadweight Tonnage refers to the carrying capacity of a vessel. Deadweight tonnage can be figured by taking the weight of a vessel which is not loaded with cargo and subtracting that figure from the weight of the loaded vessel.

See Displacement Tonnage

Examples:

A vessel that weighs 2000 tons with crew and supplies takes on 350 tons of cargo in port. The deadweight of this vessel would therefore be 350 tons.

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