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U.K.+E.U.

Commission Decision

of 14 April 2010

amending Directive 2009/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on statistical returns in respect of carriage of goods and passengers by sea

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2010/216/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive 2009/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on statistical returns in respect of carriage of goods and passengers by sea(1), and in particular Article 3 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) In the production of European Statistics there should be a balance between the needs of the users and the burden on respondents.

(2) A technical analysis of the existing data collected under the European legislation on statistical returns in respect of carriage of goods and passengers by sea and of the dissemination policy has been carried out at European level in order to propose possible technical solutions to simplify, as much as possible, the various activities necessary for the statistical production, while keeping the final output in line with present and foreseeable users’ needs.

(3) As a result of this analysis, the existing quarterly statistics on passenger transport in the main European ports and the existing quarterly statistics on vessel traffic in the main European ports should be transmitted to the Commission (Eurostat) and disseminated on an annual basis, while the variable related to the classification dimension ‘nationality of registration of vessels’ in the existing quarterly statistics on passenger transport in the main European ports should be collected by Member States on a voluntary basis.

(4) The nomenclature on the maritime coastal areas and the nomenclature on the nationality of registration of vessels need to be adapted to technical developments.

(5) Directive 2009/42/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(6) The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the European Statistical System Committee, set up by Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics(2),

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1U.K.+E.U.

Annexes IV, V and VIII to Directive 2009/42/EC are replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2U.K.+E.U.

This Decision shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The first reference year for the application of this Decision shall be 2009, covering the 2009 data.

Done at Brussels, 14 April 2010.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel Barroso

ANNEXU.K.+E.U.

ANNEX IV MARITIME COASTAL AREAS

The nomenclature to be used is the Geonomenclature (the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States)(3) in force in the year to which the data refer.

The code consists of four digits: the ISO alpha 2 standard code for each country from the abovementioned nomenclature, followed by two zeros (e.g. code GR00 for Greece), except for countries which are divided into two or more maritime coastal areas, which are identified by a fourth digit other than zero (from 1 to 7), as below:

Code Maritime coastal areas
FR01France: Atlantic and North Sea
FR02France: Mediterranean
FR03French overseas departments: French Guiana
FR04French overseas departments: Martinique and Guadeloupe
FR05French overseas departments: Réunion
DE01Germany: North Sea
DE02Germany: Baltic
DE03Germany: Inland
GB01United Kingdom
GB02Isle of Man
GB03Channels Islands
ES01Spain: Atlantic (North)
ES02Spain: Mediterranean and Atlantic (South), including the Balearic and Canary Islands
SE01Sweden: Baltic
SE02Sweden: North Sea
TR01Turkey: Black Sea
TR02Turkey: Mediterranean
RU01Russia: Black Sea
RU03Russia: Asia
RU04Russia: Barents and White Seas
RU05Russia: Baltic, Gulf of Finland only
RU06Russia: Baltic, excluding Gulf of Finland
RU07Russia: European inland waterways, including Caspian Sea
MA01Morocco: Mediterranean
MA02Morocco: West Africa
EG01Egypt: Mediterranean
EG02Egypt: Red Sea
IL01Israel: Mediterranean
IL02Israel: Red Sea
SA01Saudi Arabia: Red Sea
SA02Saudi Arabia: Gulf
US01United States of America: Atlantic (North)
US02United States of America: Atlantic (South)
US03United States of America: Gulf
US04United States of America: Pacific (South)
US05United States of America: Pacific (North)
US06United States of America: Great Lakes
US07Puerto Rico
CA01Canada: Atlantic
CA02Canada: Great Lakes and Upper Saint Lawrence
CA03Canada: West Coast
CO01Colombia: North Coast
CO02Colombia: West Coast
With the additional codes
ZZ01Offshore installations not elsewhere specified
ZZ02Aggregates and not elsewhere specified

ANNEX V NATIONALITY OF REGISTRATION OF VESSELS

The nomenclature to be used is the Geonomenclature (the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States)(4) in force in the year to which the data refer.

The code consists of four digits: the ISO alpha 2 standard code for each country from the abovementioned nomenclature, followed by two zeros (e.g. code GR00 for Greece), except for countries with more than one register which are identified by a fourth digit other than zero, as below:

FR01France
FR02French Antarctic Territory (including the Kerguelen Islands) (register discontinued at the end of April 2007)
FR03France (RIF) (new register introduced in May 2007)
IT01Italy — first register
IT02Italy — international register
GB01United Kingdom
GB02Isle of Man
GB03Channel Islands
GB04Gibraltar
DK01Denmark
DK02Denmark (DIS)
PT01Portugal
PT02Portugal (MAR)
ES01Spain
ES02Spain (Rebeca)
NO01Norway
NO02Norway (NIS)
US01United States of America
US02Puerto Rico

ANNEX VIII STRUCTURE FOR STATISTICAL DATA SETS

The data sets specified in this Annex define the periodicity for the maritime transport statistics required by the Community. Each data set defines a cross classification of a limited set of dimensions at different levels of the nomenclatures, aggregated across all other dimensions, for which statistics of good quality are required.

The conditions for collecting data set B1 shall be decided by the Council on a proposal from the Commission in the light of the results of the pilot study carried out during a 3-year transitional period, as provided for in Article 10 of Directive 95/64/EC and concerning the feasibility and the cost to Member States and to the respondents of collecting those items of information.

SUMMARY AND DETAILED STATISTICSU.K.+E.U.

Data set A1

:

Seaborne transport in the main European ports, by port, type of cargo and relation

Periodicity of data transmission

:

quarterly

Data: Gross weight of goods in tonnes.

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericA1
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(1, 2, 3, 4)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericSelected EEA ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Port of loading/unloadingFive-character alphanumericEEA-ports in the port list
RelationFour-character alphanumericMaritime coastal areas, Annex IV
Type of cargoOne-character alphanumericType of cargo, Annex II
Data set A2

:

Non-unit-load seaborne transport in the main European ports, by port, type of cargo and relation

Periodicity of data transmission

:

quarterly

Data: Gross weight of goods in tonnes.

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericA2
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(1, 2, 3, 4)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericSelected EEA ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Port of loading/unloadingFive-character alphanumericEEA-ports in the port list
RelationFour-character alphanumericMaritime coastal areas, Annex IV
Type of cargoTwo-character alphanumericType of cargo (non-unit-load only), Annex II (subcategories 1X, 11, 12, 13, 19, 2X, 21, 22, 23, 29, 9X, 91, 92 and 99)
Data set A3

:

Data required for both selected ports and ports for which detailed statistics are not required (see Article 4(3))

Periodicity of data transmission

:

annual

Data: Gross weight of goods in tonnes.

Number of passengers (excluding cruise passengers).

Number of cruise passengers starting and ending a cruise.

Number of cruise passengers on cruise passenger excursion: direction: inwards (1) only — (optional).

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericA3
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(0)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericAll ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Data set B1

:

Seaborne transport in the main European ports, by port, type of cargo, goods and relation

Periodicity of data transmission

:

annual

Data: Gross weight of goods in tonnes.

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericB1
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(0)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericSelected EEA ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Port of loading/unloadingFive-character alphanumericEEA-ports in the port list
RelationFour-character alphanumericMaritime coastal areas, Annex IV
Type of cargoTwo-character alphanumericType of cargo, Annex II
CommodityTwo-character alphanumericGoods nomenclature, Annex III
Data set C1

:

Unit-load seaborne transport in the main European ports, by port, type of cargo, relation and loaded status

Periodicity of data transmission

:

quarterly

Data: Gross weight of goods in tonnes (type of cargo: subcategories 3X, 31, 32, 33, 34, 5X, 51, 54, 56, 59, 6X, 61, 62, 63 and 69).

Number of units (type of cargo: subcategories 3X, 31, 32, 33, 34, 5X, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 59, 6X, 61, 62, 63 and 69).

Number of units without cargo (type of cargo: subcategories 3X, 31, 32, 33, 34, 5X, 51, 59, 6X, 61, 63 and 69).

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericC1
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(1, 2, 3, 4)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericSelected EEA ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Port of loading/unloadingFive-character alphanumericEEA-ports in the port list
RelationFour-character alphanumericMaritime coastal areas, Annex IV
Type of cargoTwo-character alphanumericType of cargo (container, ro-ro only) Annex II (subcategories 3X, 31, 32, 33, 34, 5X, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 59, 6X, 61, 62, 63 and 69)
Data set D1

:

Passenger transport in the main European ports, by relation and nationality of registration of vessel

Periodicity of data transmission

:

annual

Data: Number of passengers excluding cruise passengers starting and ending a cruise and cruise passengers on excursion.

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericD1
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(1, 2, 3, 4)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericSelected EEA ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Port of loading/unloadingFive-character alphanumericEEA-ports in the port list
RelationFour-character alphanumericMaritime coastal areas, Annex IV
Nationality of registration of vessel (optional)Four-character alphanumericNationality of registration of vessels, Annex V
Data set E1

:

Seaborne transport in the main European ports, by port, type of cargo, relation and nationality of registration of vessels

Periodicity of data transmission

:

annual

Data: Gross weight of goods in tonnes.

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericE1
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(0)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericSelected EEA ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Port of loading/unloadingFive-character alphanumericEEA-ports in the port list
RelationFour-character alphanumericMaritime coastal areas, Annex IV
Type of cargoOne-character alphanumericType of cargo, Annex II
Nationality of registration of vesselFour-character alphanumericNationality of registration of vessels, Annex V
Data set F1

:

European port vessel traffic in the main European ports, by port, type and size of vessels loading or unloading cargo, embarking or disembarking passengers (including cruise passengers on cruise passenger excursion)

Periodicity of data transmission

:

annual

Data: Number of vessels.

Dead weight of vessels in tonnes.

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericF1
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(1, 2, 3, 4)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericSelected EEA ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Type of vesselTwo-character alphanumericType of ship, Annex VI
Size of vessel DWTTwo-character alphanumericDead weight size classes, Annex VII
Data set F2

:

European port vessel traffic in the main European ports, by port, type and size of vessels loading or unloading cargo, embarking or disembarking passengers (including cruise passengers on cruise passenger excursion)

Periodicity of data transmission

:

annual

Data: Number of vessels.

Gross tonnage of vessels.

VariablesCoding detailNomenclature
DimensionsData setTwo-character alphanumericF2
Reference yearFour-character alphanumeric(e.g. 1997)
Reference quarterOne-character alphanumeric(1, 2, 3, 4)
Reporting portFive-character alphanumericSelected EEA ports in the port list
DirectionOne-character alphanumericInwards, outwards (1, 2)
Type of vesselTwo-character alphanumericType of ship, Annex VI
Size of vessel GTTwo-character alphanumericGross tonnage size classes, Annex VII
(3)

The version currently in force is laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 of 13 December 2006 on the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19).

(4)

The version currently in force is laid down in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 of 13 December 2006 on the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States (OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19).