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INLAND WATERWAYS TRANSPORT (IWT) VESSEL

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French Equivalent: Bateau pour le transport par voies navigables intérieures

Definition:
Floating craft designed for the carriage of goods or public transport of passengers by navigable inland waterways.

Context:
Vessels under repair are included. Vessels suitable for inland navigation but which are authorized to navigate at sea (mixed seagoing and inland waterways vessels) are included. This category excludes: harbour craft, seaport lighters and seaport tugs, ferries, fishery vessels, dredgers, vessels performing hydraulic work and vessels used exclusively for storage, floating workshops, houseboats and pleasure craft.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003