- 1Weight in tons, especially of cargo or freight: road convoys carry more tonnageMore example sentences
- The drop in dry cargo tonnage was disappointing but you can't legislate for bad harvests.
- The quarterly results were helped by a surge in March when there was double digit month-on-month growth in both the number of passengers and cargo tonnage.
- In the United States today, common carrier and private trucking fleets transport about two-thirds of all freight tonnage and, thus, play a critical role in the economy.
- 1.1The size or carrying capacity of a ship measured in tons: a galleon of greater tonnage than any ship Kit had sailed [count noun]: a ship with a gross tonnage of 552More example sentences
- Before 1836 the registered tonnage of sailing ships was a notional figure calculated by a formula based on the length, breadth and depth of the hold.
- Prior to this only ships of low tonnage and shallow draught had been able to cross the sand bar at the entrance to the bay.
- The naval aviation managed to sink 19 ships and vessels, including the Pelagos, a tanker whose tonnage exceeded 12,000 grt, which made it the biggest ship sunk in the Polar Regions.
- 1.2Shipping considered in terms of total carrying capacity: the European Community’s total tonnageMore example sentences
- Singapore port is set to retain its position as the world's busiest port in terms of shipping tonnage for the 14th year running.
- Singapore has been the world's top port in terms of shipping tonnage in the past decade or more.
- The total tonnage handled by the 13 minor ports came to just 100,000 last year, whereas Kochi handled 12.8 million tonnes.
More definitions of tonnageDefinition of tonnage in:
- The US English dictionary