# WEIGHT TON

A ton of 1000 kilos.

## Related Terms

### METER-TON-SECOND SYSTEM

A modification of the meter-kilogram-second system in which the metric ton (1000 kilograms) replaces the kilogram as the unit of mass.

### TON

1) Unit of weight measurement: 1000 kilograms (metric ton) or 2,240 lbs (long ton) or 2000 lbs (short ton). Unit of cubic measurement, mainly used to express the cubic capacity of a vessel. (GRT) 2) Unit of weight or measurement used as a basis for the calculation of freights (freight ton).

### VOYAGE CHARTERER

The charterer has the services of the vessel for a specified voyage or voyages, and cargo which he must normally load and discharge at his expense within a specified time (see Laytime) in return for freight calculated on an agreed rate per ton of cargo or as a lump sum. The owner pays expenses such as fuel, port charges, and running costs of the vessel.

### BOND AND WANG THEORY

A theory of crushing and grinding from which the energy, in horsepower-hours, required to crush a short ton of material is derived.

### GROSS RUBBER

In rubber manufacturing, the total weight of salable product, including elastomer, carbon black, extender oils, and other materials used in compounding the rubber. gross ton See ton. gross vehicle weight

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