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    transport

    Hello,

    Are both form correct:
    tons or tonnes
    transhipment or transshipment?

    If so are there any preferences for usage more often particular form or that is the British/American case?

    thanks

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    Re: transport

    Quote Originally Posted by raabarbar View Post
    Hello,

    Are both form correct:
    tons or tonnes
    transhipment or transshipment?

    If so are there any preferences for usage more often particular form or that is the British/American case?

    thanks
    "Transshipment" is correct. A "ton" is an imperial unit of weight measurement, equivalent to 20 cwts (hundredweights). A "tonne" is a metric unit, equivalent to 1,000 kilogrammes


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    Re: transport

    ton = imperial measurement
    tonne refers to a metric ton (1000kg).

    Ton is also used to refer to a unit of volume or a unit of energy.

    It is also slang and can be used as so;

    "I have a ton of work to do"
    "That's a ton of money"

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