46 U.S. Code § 55605 - Short sea transportation defined

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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; 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.


(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.)

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.

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46 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 556052012112-213 [Sec.] 405(b)126 Stat. 1571


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