Definitions for cabotageˈkæb ə tɪdʒ, ˌkæb əˈtɑʒ
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cab•o•tageˈkæb ə tɪdʒ, ˌkæb əˈtɑʒ(n.)
navigation or trade along the coast.
Origin of cabotage:
1825–35; < F, der. of caboter to sail coastwise
the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders
navigation in coastal waters
The transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country.
The right to engage in such transport.
The exclusive right of a country to control such transport.
navigation along the coast; the details of coast pilotage
Cabotage is the transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country by a vessel or an aircraft registered in another country. Originally a shipping term, cabotage now also covers aviation, railways, and road transport. Cabotage is "trade or navigation in coastal waters, or, the exclusive right of a country to operate the air traffic within its territory". Cabotage is used in the context of "cabotage rights", the right of a company from one country to trade in another country. In aviation terms, it is the right to operate within the domestic borders of another country. Most countries do not permit aviation cabotage, for reasons of economic protectionism, national security or public safety. One notable exception is the European Union, whose members all grant cabotage rights to each other.
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