Definition: Port call by a merchant ship

Transport

A merchant ship makes a port call when it anchors or berths to load or unload cargo, to embark or disembark passengers or to facilitate excursions by passengers.

Note: Anchorage, without any cargo or passenger movements, and traversing the port are excluded.
Source:
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Third edition
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