Short Sea Shipping is the use of small vessels to transport containerized cargo by water, using coastal and inland waterways. The current modes are by rail and trucking.
NYHarbor Shipping is sss on a smaller scale, bringing your goods, using your boats, to take it to your restaurant or business.
Waterborne freightage of cargo takes it off the roads, bridges and out of tunnels; it is the more economical, environmentally sound, and healthier method of goods transportation.
source: Texas Transportation Institute