Definition of lighterage in English:

lighterage

noun

  • The transfer of cargo by means of a lighter; the charge levied for such transfer.

    • ‘It also provides barge transportation, dredging support, and lighterage services for aggregate industries.’
    • ‘Cargo is to be transferred off-shore from the ship 12 to the lighterage craft 14 without hull damage thereto, even under severe weather conditions.’
    • ‘The harbour is a lighterage port where ships are worked in stream buoys by means of lighters and pontoons for loading and offloading cargo.’
    • ‘They provide the Army's only amphibious lighterage service primarily for heavy, outsize or bulky equipment.’
    • ‘Plans should include the proposed location and layout of the area, the type of lighterage to be used, and the task organization needed to attain the desired tonnage capacity.’

Pronunciation

lighterage

/ˈlaɪdərɪdʒ//ˈlīdərij/