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French Equivalent: Marchandises transportées par mer

Any goods moved by sea.

This includes all packaging and equipment such as containers, swap-bodies or pallets. Mail is included; goods carried on or in wagons, lorries, trailers, semi-trailers or barges are also included.

Conversely, the following items are excluded: road passenger vehicles with drivers, bunkers and stores of vessels, fish landed from fishing vessels and fish-processing ships, goods carried internally between different basins or docks of the same port.

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 Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003