dead freight

dead freight
A shipping term used to denote the compensation payable to a shipowner when the charterer under a contract of affreightment has failed to ship a full cargo; that is, compensation for the loss sustained by the shipowner by reason of the charterer's failure to deliver the agreed quantity of cargo. California & Eastern S.S. Co. v 138,000 Feet of Lumber (DC Md) 23 F2d 95, 97.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Dead freight — Dead Dead (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dead-freight — deadˈ freight noun Money paid for the empty space in a ship by a person who engages to freight her, but fails to make out a full cargo • • • Main Entry: ↑dead …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead freight — noun 1. : the amount paid by or recoverable from a charterer of a ship for such part of the ship s capacity as he has contracted for but fails to occupy; also : the unoccupied space in such a ship 2. : bulky nonperishable freight * * * Com. 1. an …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead freight — /ded freɪt/ noun payment by a charterer for unfilled space in a ship or plane ● Too much dead freight is making it impossible for the company to continue to charter ships …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • dead freight — Freight charges incurred by a shipper for space reserved but not used …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • dead freight — Com. 1. an amount owed by a contractor who charters space in a ship but fails to occupy it fully. 2. the unoccupied space of such a ship. 3. heavy or unwieldy nonperishable freight. * * * …   Universalium

  • dead freight — /dɛd ˈfreɪt/ (say ded frayt) noun the sum paid for that part of a vessel not occupied by cargo when the whole vessel is chartered …   Australian English dictionary

  • dead freight factor — The amount of a ship s carrying capacity that is not utilized …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Dead — (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life; opposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dead ahead — Dead Dead (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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