The report in PDF is divided into six sections:

•    Traffic indicators
•    Container traffic
•    Passenger traffic
•    Automobile traffic
•    Short sea shipping*
•    Vessel traffic
•    Goods traffic
•    Traffic by origin and destination

 * The new section will build statistic according to the European Short Sea Network (ESN) definition of Short Sea Shipping: " Transport of goods and passengers by sea between ports located in the European Union territory or between these ports and these others located in non-European countries with a coastline bordering the seas sorrounding Europe".


Criteria to interpret the information:

•    The information is collected 12 months a year and is compared to the same period for the previous year.

•    The data for supplies and fishing included in the first section is not included in the goods traffic in the rest of the report.

•    Goods in transit and tares are included in the goods traffic data, except in table on page 4 of this report. Goods are classified on this page by types and the goods in transit are included in the total goods where as tares are dealt with independently.

•    The units of measurement are: tonnes when dealing with goods, TEU (Twenty Equivalent Unit / 20 ft. container) when dealing with containers; UTIs in case of Short Sea Shipping -everyone through unitization, self-propelled or not, used directily or indirectly, as a means of transport (eg trailers, decks, trucks, refrigerated vans...) - and not consider included containers; and units when dealing with passengers, calls and automobiles.