Goods carried in a shipping container.
The publication of commodities carried is based on the 10 sectional groupings of the Australian Transport Freight Commodity Classification (ATFCC) and Australian Pack Classification (APC) (cat. no. 1210.0). The concordance with the Australian and New Zealand Standard Product Classification (ANZSPC) can be found in Appendix 3 of Freight Movements, Australia, Summary, Year ended 31 march 2001 (cat. no. 9220.0).
Includes all goods and materials transported except freight in transit (eg. locomotive fuel consumed during the journey) or freight moved by the defence forces. International freight moving into or out of Australia is also excluded.
Liquid and gaseous substances constrained by the structure of the transport unit, other than in containers e.g. petroleum. This also includes slurry and melted freight.
Method of transport
Identifies whether the commodity was moved in bulk (solid or liquid), was containerised or moved as 'other' freight.
Freight not classified as bulk or containerised e.g. palletised goods, vehicles, empty containers etc.
Solid substances constrained by the structure of the transport unit other than in containers e.g. grain.
Total tonne-kilometres is the aggregation of the number of tonnes moved multiplied by the distance travelled in kilometres for each individual trip. Note that it is not the aggregation of the total number of tonnes moved by total kilometres travelled by all trips carrying freight.
Total tonnes carried is the total weight of goods and freight carried during the survey period and does not include the weight of rolling stock.