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BALLAST

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Definition:
Heavy material carried by a ship for ensuring proper stability, so as to avoid capsizing and to secure effective propulsion.

Source Publication:
International Merchandise Trade, Australia, Concepts, Sources and Methods, Glossary, Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Hyperlink:
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/6B7D040A646F264ECA256A5B001BD777?Open&Highlight=0,warehouse

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Tuesday, August 13, 2002