from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Forty cubic feet of cargo: frequently used as the basis of freight charges in ocean transportation of light bulky goods irrespective of their actual weight. See ton, 2 .


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  • Air cargo volumes, measured by freight-ton kilometers shipped, began falling last June, months before passenger volumes did and the global economy slipped into recession, IATA said.

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  • These modifications provide vastly improved capacity, speed, and reliability, and they reduce energy requirements per freight-ton.

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