Glossary

ARA region: Amsterdam – Rotterdam – Antwerp
BN: Billion
CPTPP: Comprehensive and Progressive agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
DANUBE COUNTRIES: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
ECB: European Central Bank
EU: European Union
EUROPE: European inland navigation in this report includes two countries not belonging to European Union, Switzerland and Serbia
FARAG region: Flushing, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Ghent
FREIGHT RATE: Price at which a cargo is delivered from one point to another
GDP: Gross Domestic Product (basic measure of the overall size of a country’s economy)
GOS: Gross Operating Surplus, abbreviated as GOS, is gross output of an industry less the cost of intermediate goods and services (to give gross value added), and less compensation of employees and taxes and subsidies on production and imports
IWT: Inland Waterways Transport
IWW: Inland Waterways
LOADING DEGREE: Percentage of maximum vessel loading capacity
MIO: Million
PP: Percentage point (unit for the difference of two percentages. For example, moving up from 40% to 44% is a 4 percentage point increase, but is a 10 percent increase in what is being measured)
RHINE COUNTRIES: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland
TEU: Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (unit for container volume)
TKM: Tonne-Kilometer (unit for transport performance which represents volume of goods transported multiplied by transport distance)
TRADITIONAL RHINE: Rhine from Basel to the border between Netherlands and Germany
WATERSIDE GOODS TRAFFIC: Loading or unloading activity in ports, which includes inland vessels