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Definition: Goods carried by sea


Any goods conveyed by merchant ships.

Note: This includes all packaging and equipment such as containers, swap-bodies, pallets or road goods vehicles.
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, returning empty commercial vehicles and trailers, bunkers and stores of vessels, fish carried in fishing vessels and fish-processing ships, goods carried internally between different basins or docks of the same port.
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Third edition