Cargo Ton

Ocean freight is billed either in weight tons or volume (measurement) tons, depending on the density of the material or the manner in which it is shipped (containerized, break bulk, bulk). Weight ton equals (1) 2,000 pounds (short ton), (2) 2,240 pounds (long ton), or (3) 1,000 Kilo or 2,204.68 pounds (metric ton). Measurement ton equals (1) 40 cubic feet (1.12 cubic meters), or (2) 1 cubic meter (35.3 cubic feet).

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