Water transportation

The term "water transportation" is used in the SIC system and in NAICS, but it does not have the same definition in both systems.

SIC definition:

This major group includes establishments engaged in freight and passenger transportation on the open seas or inland waters, and establishments furnishing such incidental services as lighterage, towing, and canal operation. This major group also includes excursion boats, sight-seeing boats, and water taxis.

NAICS definition:

Industries in the Water Transportation subsector provide water transportation of passengers and cargo using watercraft, such as ships, barges, and boats.

Scenic and sightseeing water transportation services are not included in this subsector but are included in Subsector 487, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation. Although these activities use watercraft, they are different from the activities included in water transportation. Water sightseeing does not usually involve place-to-place transportation; the passenger's trip starts and ends at the same location.

Related Data Tables

For estimates relating to Water transportation please see the following tables

  • In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA25 SA25N SA27 SA27N SA5 SA5N SA6 SA6N SA7 SA7N
  • In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA5 CA5N CA6 CA6N