Ship’s dimensions and capacities
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Associated definition: Ship’s agency business of looking after the interests of a ship while she is in port
See also: Disbursements
Various ship’s dimensions are important for three main reasons as far as trading is concerned: the capacity of the ship to take cargo, the ability of the ship to enter a port and be accommodated at a loading or discharging berth and, lastly, the basis on which dues are assessed.