Definition of lighterage in English:

lighterage

Syllabification: light·er·age
Pronunciation: /ˈlītərij
 
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noun

  • The transfer of cargo by means of a lighter; the charge levied for such transfer.
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    • It also provides barge transportation, dredging support, and lighterage services for aggregate industries.
    • They provide the Army's only amphibious lighterage service primarily for heavy, outsize or bulky equipment.
    • Cargo is to be transferred off-shore from the ship 12 to the lighterage craft 14 without hull damage thereto, even under severe weather conditions.

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