NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 483

Subsector 483

NAICS Subsector Code 483 – Water Transportation

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 483: Industries in the Water Transportation subsector provide water transportation of passengers and cargo using watercraft, such as ships, barges, and boats.

The subsector is composed of two industry groups:

  1. One for deep sea, coastal, and Great Lakes; and
  2. One for inland water transportation. This split typically reflects the difference in equipment used.

Scenic and sightseeing water transportation services are not included in this subsector but are included in Subsector 487, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation. Although these activities use watercraft, they are different from the activities included in water transportation. Water sightseeing does not usually involve place-to-place transportation; the passenger’s trip starts and ends at the same location.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 483 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 48-49: Transportation and Warehousing
    • Subsector 483: Water Transportation
      • Industry Group 4831: Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
        • Industry 48311: Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 483111: Deep Sea Freight Transportation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 483112: Deep Sea Passenger Transportation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 483113: Coastal and Great Lakes Freight Transportation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 483114: Coastal and Great Lakes Passenger Transportation
      • Industry Group 4832: Inland Water Transportation
        • Industry 48321: Inland Water Transportation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 483211: Inland Water Freight Transportation
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 483212: Inland Water Passenger Transportation

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