Australian Bureau of Statistics
5368.0.55.018 - Information Paper: Experimental Statistics on International Shipping Container Movements, 2009-10
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The postcode provided on the Import Declaration for the Australian address for the delivery of the goods.
Tariff Classification Number
The eight-digit tariff classification applicable to the goods being entered, as specified in Schedule 3 of the Australian Customs Tariff. This field is always tied to a Statistical Code field. The Statistical Code is the 2-digit number that identifies the goods against the classification, which provides more specific detail for the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The number of containers delivered to an individual postcode where the month, port of discharge, description, container size, cargo type and source document are the same. In the case of an FCX or LCL, this can be a fraction of a sea container.
Standard unit for counting containers of various capacities and for describing the capacities of container ships or terminals. One 20 foot ISO container equals 1 TEU. One 40 foot ISO container equals two TEU.
Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
REFR - Refrigerated
A container which is used to transport refrigerated cargo.
TANK - Tank
A type of vessel used to transport liquid cargo.
MAFI - Mafi
A type of wheeled trailer onto which cargo is strapped for transport on a vessel.
OTOP - Open Top
A container with no hard top, used to transport cargo that would not normally fit inside a conventional container.
FRAK - Flat Rack
Cargo secured onto a flat base, for ease of loading and discharge.
GENV - General Purpose (Vented)
A ventilated container used to transport cargo
GENN - General Purpose (Non-Vented)
A non-ventilated container used to transport cargo.
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