[USC02] 46 USC 55605: Short sea transportation defined
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46 USC 55605: Short sea transportation defined Text contains those laws in effect on September 26, 2020
From Title 46-SHIPPINGSubtitle V-Merchant MarinePart D-Promotional ProgramsCHAPTER 556-SHORT SEA TRANSPORTATION

§55605. Short sea transportation defined

In this chapter, the term "short sea transportation" means the carriage by a documented vessel of cargo-

(1) that is-

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

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

(C) shipped in discrete units or packages that are handled individually, palletized, or unitized for purposes of transportation; or

(D) freight vehicles carried aboard commuter ferry boats; 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.

(Added Pub. L. 110–140, title XI, §1121(a), Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1761 ; amended Pub. L. 112–213, title IV, §405(b), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1571 ; Pub. L. 114–92, div. C, title XXXV, §3508, Nov. 25, 2015, 129 Stat. 1223 .)

Amendments

2015-Par. (1)(C), (D). Pub. L. 114–92 added subpars. (C) and (D).

2012-Pub. L. 112–213, which directed amendment of section 55605, without specifying the title to be amended, by substituting "by a documented vessel" for "by vessel" in the matter preceding par. (1), was executed to this section, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Effective Date

Section effective 1 day after Dec. 19, 2007, see section 1601 of Pub. L. 110–140, set out as a note under section 1824 of Title 2, The Congress.