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What is Cabotage?

Cabotage is the right to operate and transport goods by sea, air or by other transport services within a particular territory. The national carriage of loads by non-resident carriers on a temporary basis in a European country it is regulated and exists to improve road freight efficiency by reducing empty trips. According to Article 8 (issued by the European Commission), every carrier can carry three loads within seven days, starting from the point of unloading international transport.

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