deadweight cargo

Definition of "deadweight cargo"
  1. Cargo that occupies less than 40 cubic feet but weighs a long ton
How to use "deadweight cargo" in a sentence
  1. The bulk shipment was mostly deadweight cargo, causing the ship to reach its weight capacity.
  2. The large stones were packed as deadweight cargo due to their high mass and small volume.
  3. The company had to reevaluate its shipping costs due to the high amount of deadweight cargo.

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