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Displacement Tonnage Meaning

Medical and Surgical Instruments
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Nov 11, 2022

What Does Displacement Tonnage Mean in Shipping?

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Jak H.
Nov 11, 2022

A ship's displacement equals the volume of water it displaces while floating. It is measured in cubic meters. The measurement of the water the ship displaces while it is floating with its fuel tanks full and all sources on board is called the displacement tonnage. It is measured in metric tones. It is the actual weight of the ship since a floating object displaces the same amount of water as its weight. On the other hand, the light displacement of a ship is the amount of water it displaces with no passengers, crew, cargo, fuel, water, or food onboard.

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