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Description for 4491: Marine Cargo Handling

Division E: Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services | Major Group 44: Water Transportation

Industry Group 449: Services Incidental To Water Transportation


4491 Marine Cargo Handling
Establishments primarily engaged in activities directly related to marine cargo handling from the time cargo, for or from a vessel, arrives at shipside, dock, pier, terminal, staging area, or in-transit area until cargo loading or unloading operations are completed. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in the transfer of cargo between ships and barges, trucks, trains, pipelines, and wharfs. Cargo handling operations carried on by transportation companies and separately reported are classified here. This industry includes the operation and maintenance of piers, docks, and associated buildings and facilities; but lessors of such facilities are classified in Real Estate, Industry 6512.
  • Docks, including buildings and facilities: operation and maintenance
  • Loading vessels
  • Marine cargo handling
  • Piers, including buildings and facilities: operation and maintenance
  • Ship hold cleaning
  • Stevedoring
  • Unloading vessels
  • Waterfront terminal operation


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