Industry Sector

Transportation & Public Utilities

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Establishments primarily engaged in activities directly related to marine cargo handling from the time cargo, for or from a vessel, arrives at shipside, dock, pier, terminal, staging area, or in-transit area until cargo loading or unloading operations are completed. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in the transfer of cargo between ships and barges, trucks, trains, pipelines, and wharfs. Cargo handling operations carried on by transportation companies and separately reported are classified here. This industry includes the operation and maintenance of piers, docks, and associated buildings and facilities.


SIC Code 4491 - Marine Cargo Handling is a final level code of the “Transportation & Public Utilities” Division. There are 708 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 9,328 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within SIC Code 4491 - Marine Cargo Handling are:

  • Docks, including buildings and facilities: operation and maintenance
  • Loading vessels
  • Marine cargo handling
  • Piers, including buildings and facilities: operation and maintenance
  • Ship hold cleaning
  • Stevedoring
  • Unloading vessels
  • Waterfront terminal operation


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to SIC Code 4491 - Marine Cargo Handling that is a better classification match. Lessors of such facilities are classified in Real Estate, Industry 6512.

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Extended SIC Code Categories for SIC 4491

For business marketing and targeting, SIC Codes have been extended to provide more specific classifications within SIC Code 4491 – Marine Cargo Handling. Extended SIC Codes are being continuously updated to reflect the current business environment.

6-digit SIC

  • 449101 Moorages
  • 449102 Docks (facility)
  • 449103 Terminals-River & Marine
  • 449104 Ports
  • 449105 Ship Cleaning
  • 449106 Lighterage
  • 449107 Ship Mooring Line Service
  • 449108 Marine Cargo Handling
  • 449109 Terminals Blocks Boards & Strips

7-digit SIC

  • 4491001 Marine Cargo Handling
  • 4491002 Stevedoring
  • 4491003 Docks-Facility
  • 4491004 Terminals-River & Marine
  • 4491005 Docks, Piers & Terminals
  • 4491006 Marine Loading & Unloading Services
  • 4491007 Waterfront Terminal Operation
  • 4491008 Moorages
  • 4491009 Loading Vessels
  • 4491010 Ports
  • 4491011 Unloading Vessels
  • 4491012 Piers-Buildings & Facilities-Operation & Maintenance
  • 4491013 Ship Mooring Line Services
  • 4491014 Ship Hold Cleaning
  • 4491015 Terminals Blocks Boards & Strips

8-digit SIC

  • 44910000 Marine Cargo Handling
  • 44910100 Marine Loading And Unloading Services
  • 44910101 Loading Vessels
  • 44910102 Stevedoring
  • 44910103 Unloading Vessels
  • 44910200 Docks, Piers And Terminals
  • 44910201 Docks, Incl. Buildings And Facilities: Operation And Maint.
  • 44910202 Marine Terminals
  • 44910203 Piers, Incl. Buildings And Facilities: Operation And Maint.
  • 44910204 Waterfront Terminal Operation
  • 44919901 Ship Hold Cleaning