Balespace. The balespace of a vessel is the volume capacity of cargo spaces under deck (including hatchways), expressed in cubic feet or cubic metres.
The balespace is obtained as follows:
Length of each hold multiplied by breadth (measured to inside of cargo battens at half length of the hold) multiplied by depth (measured from top of ceiling to underside of beams).
The expression “balespace” does not relate only to space available for cargo in bales but refers to any other kind of packing, e.g., cases, casks, etc.