Hi there, in martime terms DWT includes the containers weight as well. What i don't understand is how is it achieved? All ships specifications of container capacty has higher weight than the DWT.
Even in that article, they mention multiple definitions for DWT. Those definitions can get very complicated and specific, just like the Plimsol Line and the other lines painted on the side.
It may be hard to find someone here at PF who knows the exact answer. But, be patient a few more days and see what other answers you might get.
Maybe someone is shipping a load of Teddy Bears for the kids; low weight but high volume. Versus a shipload of machinery parts.thanks a lot but then what's the point of the teu if i cannot know the real weight a ship can transport?
All ships specifications of container capacty has higher weight than the DWT.