Network for Transport Measures

7.3 Payload

The correlation between payload (in tonnes) and dwt, PDR, has been investigated for a number of ship types within the Clean Shipping Index. The resulting ratios are given in table below for a number of ship types.

DWT payload ratio

The relationship between payload and deadweight for different ship types (Clean Shipping Index)

Gas carriers are assumed to have the same payload to dwt ratio as tankers.