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Vessel and cargo capacities
Internal Capacity of a Vessel
- 1 register ton = 100 cubic feet
Measurement of Cargo
- 40 cubic feet = 32.143 U.S. bushels = 31.16 Imperial bushels
bulk weights less than 2000 pounds
- approximately 40 cubic feet of merchandise considered as a shipping ton
bulk weights more than 2000 pounds
- freight charge based on weight
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