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What is ton (freight)?

The freight ton (or measurement ton) is a unit of volume or capacity equal to 1.13267386368 cubic meters (1 freight ton = 1.13267386368 m³), the derived unit of volume in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 1,132,673.86368 cubic centimeters (cm³), or 1,132.67386368 cubic decimeters (dm³) or 1.13267386368x10-3 cubic decameters (dam³) (units of volume in the SI), or 11,326.7386368 deciliters (dL), or 1,132.67386368 liters (L), or 113.267386368 decaliters (daL) or 1.13267386368 kiloliters (kL), which are units of volume in the metric system.

The freight ton is defined as the volume of a freight carrier such as a truck or train.

Conversions of various tons:

  • The displacement ton is equal to 35 cubic feet (cu ft) or about 0.9911 cubic meters (m³)
  • The freight ton or measurement ton is equal to 40 cubic feet (cu ft) or about 1.13267 cubic meters (m³)
  • The register ton is equal to 100 cubic feet (cu ft) or about 2.832 cubic meters (m³)
  • The water ton is equal to 35.96 cubic feet (cu ft) or about 1.0183 cubic meters (m³)

Note:
The term "ton" is also used as a unit of mass in the metric, Imperial and US customary systems of units (see mass conversions: metric ton, long ton and short ton).

Symbol:

FT

Plural:

tons (freight)

Also called:

measurement ton (plural: measurement tons, abbreviation: MTON, MT, M/T)

Ton (freight) conversions: direct access

A list with conversions from tons (freight) to other (metric, imperial, or customary) volume measurement units is given below.