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a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds

a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds

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We will maintain our position as the world's busiest port in terms of shipping tonnage, ahead of Rotterdam and Hong Kong,'' Yeo said, as he announced that the gross tonnage of ships visiting the city-state so far this year surpassed 1 billion gross tons Tuesday -- a first-ever feat for Singapore as a port.
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.
Each ship is 251 metres long, weighs 60,000 gross tons, and carries 2,199 passengers.
The new ship, at 163,000 gross tons and approximately 4,200 passenger berths, will be larger than the company's Breakaway class ships currently under construction at Meyer Werft and incorporate many of those vessels' design elements and innovations.
The 600ft long ferry has just taken the place of one of the world's biggest ferries, Ulysses, 51,000 gross tons, also given her regular annual overhaul at Laird's for Irish Ferries.
The captain of the 4,996 gross tons of cargo ship asked for support, and the Ship Traffic Services sent a tugboat to the area.
Total shipping tonnage handled by the island state hit a record high of 971 million gross tons last year, topping the previous record of 960 million tons in 2001, the regulatory authority said in a statement.
05 million gross tons, equivalent to two to three years' work for shipbuilders.
The Coast Guard's report focused on the 182 foreign-flag passenger vessels of 1,600 gross tons or more that have taken on or discharged passengers at United States ports between 1985 and 1994.
9% higher during the fourth calendar quarter of 2006 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2005, the total shipments credited to the Trust in the fourth quarter of 2006 decreased from 1,298,179 gross tons in the fourth quarter of 2005 to 764,807 gross tons in the fourth quarter of 2006, a decrease of 41%.
Vessels which are 250 gross tons and below are not allowed to sail.
At 28,821 gross tons and 204m long, Fort Victoria is bigger than the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious.
After the lengthening, they will be 275 metres long, 65,000 gross tons, and with an extra 193 cabins, have a total passenger capacity of 2,679.
Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that the ClassNK register topped 220 million gross tons for the first time at the end of November 2013.
By today's standards Discovery is a light-weight at 17,700 gross tons, carrying 751 passengers.