Short Sea Transportation Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 USCS § 55605 [ Title 46. Shipping; Subtitle V. Merchant Marine; Part D. Promotional Programs; Chapter 556. Short Sea Transportation ] the term "short sea transportation" means the carriage by vessel of cargo

(1) that is

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

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

(2) that is

(A) 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

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