DEFINITIONS CONCERNING SEAPORT AREAS (Chapter 5.48)

- “handling”: the loading, unloading, stowing, unstowing, trimming, pouring and activities inherent to loading and unloading activities;

- “transit storage depot”: storage site in which goods, products or substances either awaiting their shipment or dispatch, or after shipment or dispatch, are temporarily stored for a period which does not exceed the maximum storage period in seaport areas, determined in the relative orders issued by the harbourmaster;

- “short-term storage”: storage on the quay side of the goods, products or substances shipped or to be shipped for a maximum period of 30 successive calendar days for IMDG goods, and for a maximum period specified by the harbourmaster for non-IMDG goods;

- "seaport area": the zone intended for storage given in concession or leased by the harbourmaster, or of which the operator disposes, for the sole purpose of handling goods in transit, as delimited in the regional spatial plan relating to the demarcation of seaport areas in accordance with Article 3 of the Decree of 2 March 1999 on the policy for and management of seaports;

- “quaysides”: zones for short-term storage on a quay wall and given in concession or leased by the harbourmaster, or of which the operator disposes, with the intention of only handling transit goods to which the seaport regulations apply.