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What are the types of water transport ?

The types of water transport are discussed below. So let us check it out to know more about water transport.

  1. Water transport is divided into two major categories: Inland water transport and Ocean water transportation
  2. Inland water transport is further divided into river water transport, lakes water transport and transport through canals.
  3. Boats and steamers are used during inland water transport.
  4. Overseas water transport is divided into : Coastal shipping and overseas shipping.
  5. Coastal shipping is generally used for passengers transport and for cargo transport.
  6. Overseas shipping is used for transportation of liners, tramps and tankers.
  7. Liners in overseas shipping is used for tranportation of passengers and cargo.

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What is the main purpose of water transport?

Some points of purpose of water transport are given below. So let us check it out its purpose to know more about water transport.

Purpose of water transport are:

  1. Water transport is best suitable to transport people and goods from one place to another.
  2. Water transport can be used for fishing.
  3. It can also be used to go on holiday.
  4. It can also be usef to rescue people
  5. Water transport can used to have fun.
  6. To transpot cargo and bulky goods
  7. Water transport is useful to explore under the sea.

What are the benefits of Water transportation?

Some points on benefits of water transportation are discussed below. Also check out some advantages and disadvantages to know more about water transport. 

Benefits of water transportation

  • Water transport is ideal for transporting bulky and heavy goods
  • It is best suitable for products with long lead times
  • Water transportation is one of the cheapest mode of transportation
  • Water transport requires cheap motor powers compared to airplanes