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ton

a measure of weight or mass. Includes short (or USA) 1 ton=2000 lb and long (or UK) 1 ton=2240 lb. See also tonne.
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The team loaded a total of 790 pieces of cargo onto the Cape Horn during the redeployment phase, amounting to a total of 18,766 measurement tons," said Wolf, "This was more than we had originally offloaded because 52 pieces were already in place at the Port of Laem Chabang before operations started.
Two days later, team members had successfully offloaded 20,100 measurement tons of helicopters, trailers, vehicles, containers and other cargo.
The 50,000 measurement tons of cargo was aboard three ships--American Tern, Tampere and Pegasus Leader.
Detachment Azores is responsible for processing all incoming and outgoing ocean freight for Lajes Field, moving some 3,600 containers during 2002 and more than 30,000 measurement tons of cargo.

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