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Synonyms for ton

a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds

a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds

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In Seattle, ferry vessels range in size from approximately 500 to 3,200 gross tons and carry 18 million passengers annually; New York City ferries carry approximately 20 million passengers annually.
Simultaneously in No 7 drydock, workers are overhauling Irish Ferries 6,000 gross ton, high-speed catarmaran Jonathan Swift in No 7 drydock.
Since the beginning of 2013, some 800 vessels totalling more than 9 million gross tons have joined the ClassNK register.
At a combined speed of 45mph, Stockholm smashed into Andrea Doria's starboard side, and the 29,083 gross ton Italian express liner, the proud international symbol of her country's postwar recovery, capsized (as shown) and sank 11 hours later.
The shipping tonnage of 877 million gross tons last year was 2.
But South Korean shipbuilders trailed their Japanese rivals, winning orders totaling 10 million gross tons.
Although the Portuguese-registered Azores, at 16,144 gross tons and 550 passengers, is smaller than Discovery (20,186 gross tons and 700 passengers), she retains an ocean liner look and with classic features missing from modern ships like a walkaround promenade deck.
As per the deal, to be developed ship will have around 4,200 passenger berths and at 163,000 gross tons will be larger than Norwegian sBreakaway class ships which is presently being developed at the German shipyard.
45 million gross tons was bigger than the corresponding tally of South Korean shipbuilders.
In the commercial shipping arena, the eTrac SSAS is fully compliant with the new regulations - IMO Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Resolution XI-2/6 and USCG Regulation 2003-14749 - that require every vessel 500 gross tons or larger that seeks to enter a U.
A minnow compared with today's megaliners, Hanseatic is only 8,378 gross tons and carries a total of just 184 passengers - albeit in superb comfort.
Siam Xanxai, was a noncoated clean tanker with 1,247 gross tons.
Under these regulations, every vessel 500 gross tons or larger that seeks to enter a U.
Ruby Princess, 113,000 gross tons with a passenger capacity of 3,080, will be at Liverpool Cruise Terminal today (in midday, out 10pm) and Celebrity Infinity, 91,000 gross tons and 2,170 passengers, will be here on Monday (in 06.
Under the terms of the joint venture agreement, AFG will work with Grupo Vitro to convert a container glass facility in Mexicali, Mexico, into a float glass line capable of manufacturing 200,000 gross tons of flat glass per year.