2 TYPES OF WATER TRANSPORT

2 TYPES OF WATER TRANSPORT




what is water transport?

Water transport is the cheapest and the oldest mode of transport.

water transport is the movement of people and goods by boats, ships, barge or sailboat across ocean, sea, lake, canal or river or through other modes of water transportation

types of water transport

Inland waterways

Inland waterways comprise waterways within the continents or countries such as lakes, canals, and rivers.




Inland waterways are sometimes known as internal water transport. Inland waterways can be artificial or natural depending on whether they are man-made or not.

For example, rivers like the Congo River in Central Africa can be referred to as natural waterways since they are not made or modified by humans.

On the other hand canals such as the Suez Canal and st Lawrence canal in North America are referred to as artificial waterways because they have been constructed by humans.

Ocean waterways




Ocean waterways or open water transport refers to transportation that is carried out in the open ocean surrounding countries or continents.

Countries that are not bordering the ocean are called landlocked countries, and they can be accessed either by inland waterways or by road transport, rail transport, or air transport.




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