SIC Codes in Category H: Transportation and storage

Hxxxxx
Transportation and Storage

This section includes the provision of passenger or freight transport, whether scheduled or not, by rail, pipeline, road, water or air and associated activities such as terminal and parking facilities, cargo handling,storage etc. Included in this section is the renting of transport equipment with driver or operator. Also storage etc. Included in this section is the renting of transport equipment with driver or operator. Also included are postal and courier activities.

Excludes
  • major repair or alteration of transport equipment, except motor vehicles, see group 33.1
  • construction, maintenance and repair of roads, railways, harbours, airfields, see division 42
  • maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, see 45.20
  • renting of transport equipment without driver or operator, see 77.1, 77.3
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H49xxx
Land Transport and Transport Via Pipelines

This division includes the transport of passengers and freight via road and rail, as well as freight transport via pipelines.

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H491xx
Passenger Rail Transport, Interurban
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H4910x
Passenger Rail Transport, Interurban
Includes
  • rail transportation of passengers using railway rolling stock on mainline networks, spread over an extensive geographic area
  • passenger transport by interurban railways
  • operation of sleeping cars or dining cars as an integrated operation of railway companies
Excludes
  • passenger transport by urban and suburban transit systems, see 49.31
  • passenger terminal activities, see 52.21
  • operation of railway infrastructure; related activities such as switching and shunting, see 52.21
  • operation of sleeping cars or dining cars when operated by separate units, see 55.90, 56.10
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H492xx
Freight Rail Transport
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H4920x
Freight Rail Transport
Includes
  • freight transport on mainline rail networks as well as short line freight railways
Excludes
  • warehousing and storage, see 52.10
  • freight terminal activities, see 52.21
  • operation of railway infrastructure; related activities such as switching and shunting, see 52.21
  • cargo handling, see 52.24
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H493xx
Other Passenger Land Transport

This group includes all land-based passenger transport activities other than rail transport. However, rail transport as part of urban or suburban transport systems is included here.

H4931x
Urban and Suburban Passenger Land Transport
H49311
Urban, Suburban or Metropolitan Area Passenger Railway Transportation By Underground, Metro and Similar Systems
Includes
  • land transport of passengers by urban, suburban or metropolitan underground and elevated railways etc. The transport is carried out on scheduled routes normally following a fixed time schedule, entailing the picking up and setting down of passengers at normally fixed stops
  • town-to-airport or town-to-station transport by rail
Excludes
  • passenger transport by interurban railways, see 49.10
  • tramways, see 49.31/9
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H49319
Urban, Suburban or Metropolitan Area Passenger Land Transport Other Than Railway Transportation By Underground, Metro and Similar Systems
Includes
  • land transport of passengers by urban, suburban or metropolitan transport systems. This may include different modes of land transport, such as by motor bus, tramway, streetcar, trolley bus. The transport is carried out on scheduled routes normally following a fixed time schedule, entailing the picking up and setting down of passengers at normally fixed stops
  • town-to-airport or town-to-station transport by bus etc.
  • operation of funicular railways, aerial cableways etc. if part of urban, suburban or metropolitan transit systems
Excludes
  • Urban, suburban or metropolitan area passenger railway transportation by underground, metro and similar systems
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H4932x
Taxi Operation
Includes
  • other renting of private cars with driver
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H4939x
Other Passenger Land Transport Not Elsewhere Classified
Includes
  • other passenger road transport:
    • scheduled long-distance bus services
    • charters, excursions and other occasional coach services
    • airport shuttles
  • operation of teleferics, funiculars, ski and cable lifts if not part of urban, or suburban transit systems
  • operation of school buses and buses for transport of employees
  • passenger transport by man- or animal-drawn vehicles
Excludes
  • ambulance transport, see 86.90
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H494xx
Freight Transport By Road and Removal Services

This group includes all land-based freight transport activities other than rail transport.

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H4941x
Freight Transport By Road
Includes
  • all freight transport operations by road:
    • logging haulage
    • stock haulage
    • refrigerated haulage
    • heavy haulage
    • bulk haulage, including haulage in tanker trucks including milk collection at farms
    • haulage of automobiles
    • transport of waste and waste materials, without collection or disposal
  • renting of trucks with driver
  • freight transport by man- or animal-drawn vehicles
Excludes
  • log hauling within the forest, as part of logging operations, see 02.40
  • distribution of water by trucks, see 36.00
  • operation of terminal facilities for handling freight, see 52.21
  • crating and packing activities for transport, see 52.29
  • post and courier activities, see 53.10, 53.20
  • waste transport as integrated part of waste collection activities, see 38.11, 38.12
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H4942x
Removal Services
Includes
  • removal (relocation) services to businesses and households by road transport.
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H495xx
Transport Via Pipeline
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H4950x
Transport Via Pipeline
Includes
  • transport of gases, liquids, water, slurry and other commodities via pipelines
  • operation of pump stations
Excludes
  • distribution of natural or manufactured gas, steam or water, see 35.22, 35.30, 36.00
  • transport of liquids by trucks, see 49.41
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H50xxx
Water Transport

This division includes the transport of passengers or freight over water, whether scheduled or not. Also included are the operation of towing or pushing boats, excursion, cruise or sightseeing boats, ferries, water taxis etc. Although the location is an indicator for the separation between sea and inland water transport, the deciding factor is the type of vessel used. Transport on sea-going vessels is classified in groups 50.1 and 50.2, while transport using other vessels is classified in groups 50.3 and 50.4. This division excludes restaurant and bar activities on board ships (see 56.10, 56.30), if carried out by separate units.

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H501xx
Sea and Coastal Passenger Water Transport

This group includes the transport of passengers on vessels designed for operating on sea or coastal waters. Also included is the transport of passengers on great lakes etc. when similar types of vessels are used.

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H5010x
Sea and Coastal Passenger Water Transport
Includes
  • transport of passengers over seas and coastal waters, whether scheduled or not:
    • operation of excursion, cruise or sightseeing boats
    • operation of ferries, water taxis etc.
  • renting of pleasure boats with crew for sea and coastal water transport (e.g. for fishing cruises)
Excludes
  • restaurant and bar activities on board ships, when provided by separate units, see 56.10, 56.30
  • renting of pleasure boats and yachts without crew, see 77.21
  • renting of commercial ships or boats without crew, see 77.34
  • operation of "floating casinos", see 92.00
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H502xx
Sea and Coastal Freight Water Transport

This group includes the transport of freight on vessels designed for operating on sea or coastal waters. Also included is the transport of freight on great lakes etc. when similar types of vessels are used.

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H5020x
Sea and Coastal Freight Water Transport
Includes
  • transport of freight over seas and coastal waters, whether scheduled or not
  • transport by towing or pushing of barges, oil rigs etc.
  • renting of vessels with crew for sea and coastal freight water transport
Excludes
  • storage of freight, see 52.10
  • harbour operation and other auxiliary activities such as docking, pilotage, lighterage, vessel salvage, see 52.22
  • cargo handling, see 52.24
  • renting of commercial ships or boats without crew, see 77.34
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H503xx
Inland Passenger Water Transport

This group includes the transport of passengers on inland waters, involving vessels that are not suitable for sea transport.

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H5030x
Inland Passenger Water Transport
Includes
  • transport of passengers via rivers, canals, lakes and other inland waterways, including inside harbours and ports
  • renting of pleasure boats with crew for inland water transport
Excludes
  • renting of pleasure boats and yachts without crew, see 77.21
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H504xx
Inland Freight Water Transport

This group includes the transport of freight on inland waters, involving vessels that are not suitable for sea transport.

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H5040x
Inland Freight Water Transport
Includes
  • transport of freight via rivers, canals, lakes and other inland waterways, including inside harbours and ports
  • renting of vessels with crew for inland freight water transport
Excludes
  • cargo handling, see 52.24
  • renting of commercial ships or boats without crew, see 77.34
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H51xxx
Air Transport

This division includes the transport of passengers or freight by air or via space.

Excludes
  • crop spraying, see 01.61
  • overhaul of aircraft or aircraft engines, see 33.16
  • operation of airports, see 52.23
  • aerial advertising (sky-writing), see 73.11
  • aerial photography, see 74.20
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H511xx
Passenger Air Transport
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H5110x
Passenger Air Transport
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H51101
Scheduled Passenger Air Transport
Includes
  • transport of passengers by air over regular routes and on regular schedules
  • renting of air-transport equipment with operator for the purpose of scheduled passenger transportation
Excludes
  • renting of air transport equipment without operator, see 77.35
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H51102
Non-Scheduled Passenger Air Transport
Includes
  • non-scheduled transport of passengers by air
  • scenic and sightseeing flights
  • regular charter flights for passengers
  • general aviation activities, such as: transport of passengers by aero clubs for instruction or pleasure
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H512xx
Freight Air Transport and Space Transport
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H5121x
Freight Air Transport
Includes
  • transport freight by air over regular routes and on regular schedules
  • non-scheduled transport of freight by air
  • renting of air transport equipment with operator for the purpose of freight transportation
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H5122x
Space Transport
Includes
  • launching of satellites and space vehicles
  • space transport of freight and passengers
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H52xxx
Warehousing and Support Activities for Transportation

This division includes warehousing and support activities for transportation, such as operating of transport infrastructure (e.g. airports, harbours, tunnels, bridges, etc.), the activities of transport agencies and cargo handling.

H521xx
Warehousing and Storage
H5210x
Warehousing and Storage
H52101
Operation of Warehousing and Storage Facilities for Water Transport Activities of Division 50
Includes
  • operation of storage and warehouse facilities for all kind of goods: operation of grain silos, general merchandise warehouses, refrigerated warehouses, storage tanks etc.
  • storage of goods in foreign trade zones
  • blast freezing
Excludes
  • parking facilities for motor vehicles, see 52.21
  • operation of self storage facilities, see 68.20
  • rental of vacant space, see 68.20
Codes in this category used at Companies House
H52102
Operation of Warehousing and Storage Facilities for Air Transport Activities of Division 51
Includes
  • operation of storage and warehouse facilities for all kind of goods: operation of grain silos, general merchandise warehouses, refrigerated warehouses, storage tanks etc.
  • storage of goods in foreign trade zones
  • blast freezing
Excludes
  • parking facilities for motor vehicles, see 52.21
  • operation of self storage facilities, see 68.20
  • rental of vacant space, see 68.20
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H52103
Operation of Warehousing and Storage Facilities for Land Transport Activities of Division 49
Includes
  • operation of storage and warehouse facilities for all kind of goods: operation of grain silos, general merchandise warehouses, refrigerated warehouses, storage tanks etc.
  • storage of goods in foreign trade zones
  • blast freezing
Excludes
  • parking facilities for motor vehicles, see 52.21
  • operation of self storage facilities, see 68.20
  • rental of vacant space, see 68.20
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H522xx
Support Activities for Transportation

This group includes activities supporting the transport of passengers or freight, such as operation of parts of the transport infrastructure or activities related to handling freight immediately before or after transport or between transport segments. The operation and maintenance of all transport facilities is included.

H5221x
Service Activities Incidental to Land Transportation
H52211
Operation of Rail Freight Terminals
Excludes
  • cargo handling, see 52.24/3
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H52212
Operation of Rail Passenger Facilities at Railway Stations
Excludes
  • cargo handling, see 52.24/3
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H52213
Operation of Bus and Coach Passenger Facilities at Bus and Coach Stations
Excludes
  • cargo handling, see 52.24/3
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H52219
Other Service Activities Incidental to Land Transportation, Not Elsewhere Classified (Not Including Operation of Rail Freight Terminals, Passenger Facilities at Railway Stations or Passenger Facilities at Bus and Coach Stations)
Includes
  • operation of roads, bridges, tunnels, car parks or garages, bicycle parks, winter storage of caravans
  • towing and road side assistance
  • switching and shunting
  • other activities related to land transport of passengers, animals or freight:
  • liquefaction of gas for transportation purposes
Excludes
  • operation of rail freight terminals, see 52.21/1
  • operation of rail passenger facilities at railway stations, see 52.21/2
  • operation of bus and coach passenger facilities at bus and coach stations, see 52.21/3
  • cargo handling, see 52.24/3
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H5222x
Service Activities Incidental to Water Transportation
Includes
  • activities related to water transport of passengers, animals or freight:
    • operation of terminal facilities such as harbours and piers
    • operation of waterway locks etc.
    • navigation, pilotage and berthing activities
    • lighterage, salvage activities
    • lighthouse activities
Excludes
  • cargo handling, see 52.24
  • operation of marinas, see 93.29
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H5223x
Service Activities Incidental to Air Transportation
Includes
  • activities related to air transport of passengers, animals or freight:
    • operation of terminal facilities such as airway terminals etc.
    • airport and air-traffic-control activities
    • ground service activities on airfields etc.
  • firefighting and fire-prevention services at airports
Excludes
  • cargo handling, see 52.24
  • operation of flying schools, see 85.32, 85.53
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H5224x
Cargo Handling
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H52241
Cargo Handling for Water Transport Activities of Division 50
Includes
  • loading and unloading of goods or passengers' luggage travelling via water transport
  • stevedoring
Excludes
  • operation of terminal facilities, see 52.22
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H52242
Cargo Handling for Air Transport Activities of Division 51
Includes
  • loading and unloading of goods or passengers' luggage travelling via air transport
Excludes
  • operation of terminal facilities, see 52.23
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H52243
Cargo Handling for Land Transport Activities of Division 49
Includes
  • loading and unloading of goods or passengers' luggage travelling via rail transportation
  • loading and unloading of freight railway cars
Excludes
  • operation of terminal facilities, see 52.21
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H5229x
Other Transportation Support Activities
Includes
  • forwarding of freight
  • arranging or organising of transport operations by rail, road, sea or air
  • organisation of group and individual consignments (including pickup and delivery of goods and grouping of consignments)
  • issue and procurement of transport documents and waybills
  • activities of customs agents
  • activities of sea-freight forwarders and air-cargo agents
  • brokerage for ship and aircraft space
  • goods-handling operations, e.g. temporary crating for the sole purpose of protecting the goods during transit, uncrating, sampling, weighing of goods
Excludes
  • courier activities, see 53.20
  • provision of motor, marine, aviation and transport insurance, see 65.12
  • activities of travel agencies, see 79.11
  • activities of tour operators, see 79.12
  • tourist assistance activities, see 79.90
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H53xxx
Postal and Courier Activities

This division includes postal and courier activities, such as pickup, transport and delivery of letters and parcels under various arrangements. Local delivery and messenger services are also included.

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H531xx
Postal Activities Under Universal Service Obligation
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H5310x
Postal Activities Under Universal Service Obligation

This class includes the activities of postal services operating under a universal service obligation by one or more designated universal service providers. The activities include use of the universal service infrastructure, including retail locations, sorting and processing facilities, and carrier routes to pickup and deliver the mail. The delivery can include letter-post, i.e. letters, postcards, printed papers (newspaper, periodicals, advertising items, etc.), small packets, goods or documents. Also included are other services necessary to support the universal service obligation.

Includes
  • pickup, sorting, transport and delivery (domestic or international) of letter-post and (mail-type) parcels and packages by postal services operating under a universal service obligation. One or more modes of transport may be involved and the activity may be carried out with either self-owned (private) transport or via public transport.
  • collection of letter-mail and parcels from public letter-boxes or from post offices
Excludes
  • postal giro, postal savings activities and money order activities, see 64.19
Codes in this category used at Companies House
H532xx
Other Postal and Courier Activities
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H5320x
Other Postal and Courier Activities
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H53201
Licensed Carriers
Includes
  • pickup, sorting, transport and delivery (domestic or international) of letter-post and (mail-type) parcels and packages by firms operating outside the scope of a universal service obligation. One or more modes of transport may be involved and the activity may be carried out with either self-owned (private) transport or via public transport.
  • home delivery services
Excludes
  • transport of freight, see (according to mode of transport) 49.20, 49.41, 50.20, 50.40, 51.21, 51.22
Codes in this category used at Companies House
H53202
Unlicensed Carriers
Includes
  • pickup, sorting, transport and delivery (domestic or international) of (mail-type) parcels and packages by firms operating outside the scope of a universal service obligation. One or more modes of transport may be involved and the activity may be carried out with either self-owned (private) transport or via public transport.
  • home delivery services
Excludes
  • transport of freight, see (according to mode of transport) 49.20, 49.41, 50.20, 50.40, 51.21, 51.22
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