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TON. Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c. 270, s. 20.

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The industry is beginning to embrace freight ton efficiency, said Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE).
Growth in freight capacity, measured in available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs), slowed to 3.5 percent in January 2017.
It said Asian carriers saw international air cargo demand, as measured in freight ton kilometers (FTK), registering a solid 12.2-percent increase compared to the same period last year.
The Volga-Dnepr Group statement said that first half cargo volume was 2,586,382 thousand freight ton kilometers -- 20% below expectations.

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