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French Equivalent: Chaland

Inland waterways transport (IWT) freight vessel designed to be towed which does not have its own means of mechanical propulsion.

The fact that a dumb barge is fitted with an auxiliary engine does not change its nature.

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 Monday, April 28, 2003