Description (tentative, for orientation only)
Any movement of goods and/or passengers on an aircraft
Any movement of goods and/or passengers undertaken wholly or partly at sea or on navigable inland waterways using merchant ships or inland water transport (IWT) vessels
Any movement of goods and/or passengers using merchant ships on journeys that are undertaken wholly or partly at sea. One-port transport (movements of goods shipped to offshore installations, or for dumping at sea, or reclaimed from the seabed and unloaded in ports) is included. While bunkers and stores supplied to vessels in port are excluded, bunker oil shipped to vessels offshore is included. Fluvio-maritime movements of goods by merchant ships are included. Movements of goods on vessels of inland waterways between seaports and inland waterway ports are excluded (they are included in inland waterway transport). Movements of goods carried internally between different basins or docks of the same port are excluded.
Any movement of goods and/or passengers using IWT vessels that is undertaken wholly or partly on navigable inland waterways.
Bunkers and stores supplied to vessels in port are excluded. When an IWT vessel is being carried on another vehicle, only the movement of the carrying vehicle (active mode) is taken into account
Any movement of goods and/or passengers using a railway or road vehicles on a given railway or road network
Any movement of goods and/or passengers using a railway vehicle on a given railway network. When a railway vehicle is being carried on another railway vehicle, only the movement of the carrying vehicle (active mode) is considered. A railway network is understood as comprising all lines of communication made up by rail exclusively for the use of railway vehicles. A railway vehicle is a mobile equipment running exclusively on rails, moving either under its own power (tractive vehicles) or hauled by another vehicle (coaches, railcar trailers, vans and wagons)
Any movements of goods and/or passengers using a road vehicle on a given road network. When a road vehicle is being carried on another vehicle, only the movement of the carrying vehicle (active mode) is considered
Not elsewhere classified
Any movements of goods not separately classified in headings 1, 2 and 3
Pipeline and cables
Any movement of liquid products in a given pipeline or cable network
Any movement of crude or refined liquid petroleum products or gases in a given pipeline network. Pipelines covering flow of water are covered here as well
Any movement of products in a given cable network, e.g., power lines carrying electricity
Postal consignment, mail or courier shipment
Any movement of goods via postal, mail or currier shipment
As an example, an aircraft flown out of the compiling country under its own power should be classified as self-propelled
To be used when available information does not allow a transaction to be attributed to any specific mode of transport category (see IMTS 2010, para 7.3)
Based on the Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics (4th ed. 2009), prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group (IWG Transport) comprising representatives of ECE, the International Transport forum and Eurostat.