DEFINITIONS

Exported and imported transit containers sea containers dispatched by the ship and transit sea containers received from the ship.

Exported containers sea containers dispatched by the ship (excl. transit containers).

Freight container a unit of transport equipment, which is: of a permanent character and accordingly strong enough to be suitable for repeated use; specially designed to facilitate the carriage of goods, by one or more mode of transport, without intermediate reloading; fitted with devices permitting its ready handling, particularly its transfer from one mode of transport to another; so designed as to be easy to fill and empty; having a length of 20 feet or more. In addition, containers should be stackable and have an internal volume of 1 m3 or more. Swap bodies are excluded.

Imported containers sea containers received from the ship (excl. transit containers).

TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) Standard unit for counting containers of various capacities and for describing the capacities of container ships or terminals. One twenty-foot ISO container equals 1 TEU.

METHODOLOGY

The survey population consists of ports included in the State Port Register of the Estonian Maritime Administration. Complete enumeration is applied.

MORE DATA

Eesti Statistika Kuukiri. Monthly Bulletin of Estonian Statistics

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia

OTHER INFORMATION

Transport statistics are also available on the website

http://europa.eu/pol/trans/index_et.htm

CONTACT PERSON

Piret Pukk

Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department

Tel +372 625 9293

piret.pukk@stat.ee

Updated: 02.05.2012