gross weight


Definitions (3)

1.Air transport: Sum of the weights of the aircraft, fuel, crew, passengers, and cargo.
2.Rail and road transport: Sum of the weight of the goods and the weight of the wagon or vehicle.
3.Sea transport: Total weight of a containerized or packaged shipment, computed as the sum of net weight (weight of the item) and tare (weight of the container and packaging material).

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  • You need to know what the overall gross weight of an order is so that you can be prepared to handle it all.

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  • The gross weight of the air transport depends on how much everything inside of carrier weighs in addition to the stand alone weight of the carrier.

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  • I did not know what the gross weight was of all the things on board and I don't think I wanted to know either.

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