Short Sea Transportation Trade Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 USCS § 53501 [Title 46. Shipping; Subtitle V. Merchant Marine; Part C. Financial Assistance Programs; Chapter 535. Capital Construction Funds], short sea transportation trade means “the carriage by vessel of cargo--

(A) that is--

(i) contained in intermodal cargo containers and loaded by crane on the vessel; or

(ii) loaded on the vessel by means of wheeled technology; and

(B) that is--

(i) loaded at a port in the United States and unloaded either at another port in the United States or at a port in Canada located in the Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway System; or

(ii) loaded at a port in Canada located in the Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway System and unloaded at a port in the United States.”