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Shipping Measuring Units

Vessel and cargo capacities

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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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