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Statistical returns for sea transport
Member States compile statistics on the European Union's (EU) main ports and the carriage of goods and passengers by sea. These statistics are then collated at Community level.
Compiling statistics at Community level helps ensure that there is a good level of knowledge of the maritime transport market and makes it possible to assess the scale and development of the traffic passing through the European Union's main ports. This Directive sets out the conditions and procedures to be applied in order to ensure that Member States collect comparable, reliable, harmonised and regular data.
Each Member State contributes to the Community statistics on sea transport by transmitting cargo and passenger information and information on the vessels calling at ports in their territory to the Statistical Office of the European Communities. In order to compile this information, Member States select ports that handle more than one million tonnes of goods or record more than 200 000 passenger movements each year. Vessels of less than 100 gross register tonnes may be excluded from the data collection.
The Annexes to this Directive specify the data to be gathered with regard to goods, passengers, vessels and ports. The Directive also provides the cargo classification, the statistical transport nomenclature and the geonomenclature to be used to identify the maritime coastal areas and the nationality, type and size of vessels.
The Commission collates the national data with the assistance of the Statistical Programme Committee.
|Act||Entry into force - Date of expiry||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Directive 95/64/EC||19.1.1996||1.1.1997||OJ L 320, 30.12.1995|
|Amending act(s)||Entry into force||Deadline for transposition in the Member States||Official Journal|
|Decision 98/385/EC||14.5.1998||-||OJ L 174, 18.6.1998|
|Decision 2000/363/EC||-||-||OJ L 132, 5.6.2000|
|Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003||20.11.2003||-||OJ L 284, 31.10.2003|
|Decision 2005/366/EC||-||-||OJ L 123, 17.5.2005|
|Regulation (EC) No 1304/2007||28.11.2007||-||OJ L 290, 8.11.2007|