Deadweight (DWT)

What is
Deadweight (DWT)

Deadweight is defined as the maximum weight of cargo, cargo equipment, bunkers, spare parts, etc., in tonnes loaded onto the vessel. In other words, it is a measure of the ship’s maximum carrying capacity. Deadweight can be calculated by taking the weight of a vessel that is not loaded with cargo and subtracting that from the weight of the vessel loaded to the point where it is immersed to the maximum safe depth. 

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