4. What do deep-sea, cabotage, inland navigation, transshipment and shifting mean?

  • Deep-sea: transport of cargo to and from foreign ports
  • Cabotage: transport of cargo taken on at one point and discharged at another point within the territory of the same country.
  • Inland Navigation: transport with ships via inland water (canals, rivers etc.) between inland ports or quays and wharfs.
  • Transshipment: to transfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another.
  • Shifting: shifting/lifting of container within terminal/depot or at vessel at shipper request due to container rework, holding/cancel shipment, change of vessel, change of destination, etc.