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Definition of Water transportation

Water transportation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Includes establishments engaged in freight or passenger transportation on the open seas or inland waters, and establishments that provide incidental services such as lighterage, towing, and canal operation. Also includes excursion, sightseeing, water taxis, and cargo handling. (BEA1)
Establishments primarily engaged in transporting freight on all inland waterways, including the intracoastal waterways on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. (BOC1)
Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing water transportation of passengers, not elsewhere classified, such as airboats (swamp buggy rides), excursion boat operations, and sightseeing boats. (BOC1)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Water transportation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Water transportation is the intentional movement of water over large distances. Methods of transportation fall into three categories:
  • Aqueducts, which include pipelines, canals, and tunnels,
  • container shipment, which includes transport by tank truck, tank car, and tank ship, and
  • towing, where a tugboat is used to pull an iceberg or a large water bag along behind it.

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