Meaning of “tonnage” in the English Dictionary

"tonnage" in British English

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tonnagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtʌn.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈtʌn.ɪdʒ/

the size of a ship or the weight of goods that a ship is able to carry

(Definition of “tonnage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tonnage" in Business English

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tonnagenoun [ U ]

/ˈtʌnɪdʒ/ uk us MEASURES, TRANSPORT

the size of a ship calculated in tons:

Liability for environmental damage is calculated according to a ship's tonnage.

the weight of goods that a ship or other vehicle can carry:

There has been a fall in cargo tonnage over the last two years.
A growing annual tonnage of wheat is transported along these routes.

(Definition of “tonnage” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)