cabotage cab‧o‧tage [ˈkæbəˌtɑːʒ] noun [uncountable] TRANSPORT
1. LAW laws that allow ships, aircraft, or road vehicles to collect and move goods or passengers within a foreign country or to another country:

• an agreement which extended the rights of cabotage by road haulage firms in other EU member countries

2. the movement of ships from one port to another along the coast, usually within the same country

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cabotage UK US /ˈkæbətɪdʒ/ US  /ˈkæbətɑʒ/ noun [U]
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT the transport of goods or people within a country's borders: »

They argued that cabotage rights should be granted to European carriers within the US.

LAW, TRANSPORT a set of laws made by a government of a country to prevent or limit the transport of goods or people within the country's borders by foreign vehicles, ships, or aircraft: »

As in many other countries, cabotage policies restrict domestic air transport services to US carriers.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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