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lighterage

[lahy-ter-ij] /ˈlaɪ tər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the use of lighters in loading and unloading ships and in transporting goods for short distances.
2.
a fee paid for lighter service.
Origin of lighterage
1475-1485
First recorded in 1475-85; lighter2 + -age
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  • Have they added a lot more lighters to their lighterage fleet?

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  • This lighterage cost two dollars per ton, and had to be paid by the ship.

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  • lighterage costs $1.25 per short ton, or six cents per cental.

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  • Some were "refund of terminal charges;" some were "lighterage demurrage;" some were allowances for damages.

British Dictionary definitions for lighterage

lighterage

/ˈlaɪtərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the conveyance or loading and unloading of cargo by means of a lighter
2.
the charge for this service
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