Examples from the Web for lighterage
Lighterage costs $1.25 per short ton, or six cents per cental.
Have they added a lot more lighters to their lighterage fleet?Cappy Ricks Retires|Peter B. Kyne
Some were "refund of terminal charges;" some were "lighterage demurrage;" some were allowances for damages.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
This lighterage cost two dollars per ton, and had to be paid by the ship.