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The maximum weight a ship can carry in cargo, fuel, water, and stores.

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What is Ton-Deadweight?

Ton-deadweight (DWT) is a measurement used in shipping to describe the maximum weight of cargo and fuel that a ship can carry. It includes the weight of the cargo, fuel, crew, and any other supplies needed for the voyage. The tonnage of a ship is often measured in terms of its DWT. 

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