What is the difference between a gross ton and a net ton?
gross ton includes the weight of the container (tare). net tons are just the weight of the freight A gross tone is a Long ton (or English Ton) 2,240 lbs. A Net ton is a short ton or 2000 lbs
Ton/Short ton/Net ton: 2000 lbs (US and metric systems) Long ton/Gross Ton: 2240 lbs (US and metric systems) Tonne/Metric ton: 2250 lbs or 1000 kg (metric system only) +++ The "Long Ton" (2240lbs) is called simply the "Ton" here in the UK, where in fact the tonne (1000kg) is now the official unit for trade and technical purposes.
The conversion is not a simple mathematical exercise. You need to know the mass of the container. For example, a truck with a load of 10 tons might have a mass of 12 tons - the additional 2 tons being the mass of the [empty] truck. In that case, the gross mass is 12 tons and the net mass is 10 tons.
Using the wiki answer for "How many pounds equal a ton?" and doing some calculation: It depends upon which "ton" you mean 1 long (or gross) ton = 2240 pounds CALCULATION: 10000 pounds / 2240 = 4.464 long (or gross) tons 1 short (or net) ton = 2000 pounds CALCULATION: 10000 pounds / 2000 = 5 short (or net) tons 1 tonne (i.e., a metric ton) = 2204.6 pounds CALCULATION: 10000 pounds / 2204.6 =…
7200 pounds. The above answer is incorrect. Short answer 6,000 lbs as most everyone considers a ton as a short ton. But: 1 long (or gross) ton = 2240 pounds x 3 tons = 6,720 lbs. 1 short (or net) ton = 2000 pounds x 3 tons = 6,000 lbs. 1 tonne (i.e., a metric ton) = 2204.6 pounds x 3 metric tons = 6,721.8 lbs