Methods of Measurement of Vessels Using the Panama Canal: Hearing[s] Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Seventy-first Congress, Second[-third] Session, on H. R. 10583, Part 1

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Considers (71) H.R. 10583.
 

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Page 88 - If the tolls shall not be based upon net registered tonnage, they shall not exceed the equivalent of one dollar and twentyfive cents per net registered ton...
Page 1 - March 1, 1938, provides, in part, that tolls on merchant vessels, army and navy transports, colliers, hospital ships, supply ships, and yachts shall be based on net-vessel tons of 100 cubic feet each of actual earning capacity determined in accordance with the Rules for the Measurement of Vessels for the Panama Canal...
Page 33 - That the President is hereby authorized to prescribe and from time to time change the tolls that shall be levied by the Government of the United States for the use of the Panama Canal: Provided, That no tolls, when prescribed as above, shall be changed, unless six months' notice thereof shall have been given by the President by proclamation.
Page 28 - When based upon net registered tonnage for ships of commerce the tolls shall not exceed $1.25 per net registered ton, nor be less, other than for vessels of the United States...
Page 35 - ... of it to entitle the space to exemption, and these openings must comply as regards dimensions and size of coamings (if any) with the requirements of paragraph (6) above.
Page 34 - If a vessel has a third deck, or spar deck, the tonnage of the space between it and the tonnage deck shall be ascertained as follows: Measure in feet the inside length of the space, at the middle of its height, from the plank at the side of the stem to the plank on the timbers at the stern, and...
Page 40 - ... 2. On vessels in ballast without passengers or cargo forty (40) per cent less than the rate of tolls for vessels with passengers or cargo.
Page 34 - ... by 100, and the quotient shall be deemed to be the tonnage of such space, and shall be added to the other tonnage of the vessel ascertained as above directed.
Page 40 - Tolls may be based upon gross or net registered tonnage, displacement tonnage, or otherwise, and may be based on one form of tonnage for warships and another for ships of commerce. The rate of tolls may be lower upon vessels in ballast than upon vessels carrying passengers or cargo. When based upon net registered tonnage for ships of commerce, the tolls shall not exceed...
Page 3 - Tolls on merchant vessels, army and navy transports, colliers, tankers, hospital ships, supply ships, and yachts shall be based on net vessel-tons of one hundred cubic feet each of actual earning capacity determined in accordance with the rules for the measurement of vessels for the Panama Canal, and tolls on other floating craft shall be based on displacement tonnage.

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