Definition Of lighterage

noun

the transfer of cargo by means of a lighter; the charge levied for such transfer.

It also provides barge transportation, dredging support, and lighterage services for aggregate industries.

Example Of lighterage

  • Cargo is to be transferred off-shore from the ship 12 to the lighterage craft 14 without hull damage thereto, even under severe weather conditions.

  • It also provides barge transportation, dredging support, and lighterage services for aggregate industries.

  • Plans should include the proposed location and layout of the area, the type of lighterage to be used, and the task organization needed to attain the desired tonnage capacity.

  • The harbour is a lighterage port where ships are worked in stream buoys by means of lighters and pontoons for loading and offloading cargo.

  • They provide the Army's only amphibious lighterage service primarily for heavy, outsize or bulky equipment.


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