7 MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF TRANSPORTATION




Transport refers to the physical movement of people and commodities from one place to another.

The advantages aim of transport are:

  • to encourage the spread of new ideas, that is to say, innovations and inventions encouraging both agricultural growth, industrial growth, and expansion
  • to encourage surplus production through exports
  • to facilitate the exploitation of natural resources for example forests, minerals, potential reach agricultural land and fishing (water resources)




  • to reduce wastage especially in areas of overproduction
  • to bring together people and their various needs, that is to say services and facilities
  • to increase the volume of goods and services especially from areas of overproduction (surplus) to areas of scarcity
to encourage surplus production through exports
to facilitate the exploitation of natural resources for example forests, minerals, potential reach agricultural land and fishing (water resources)
to reduce wastage especially in areas of overproduction
to bring together people and their various needs, that is to say services and facilities

There are four forms of transport namely, road transport, water, air, and railway transport. Other forms of transport include human porterage, traction, and animal transport.




There are four forms of transport namely, road transport, water, air, and railway transport. Other forms of transport include human porterage, traction, and animal transport

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4 ADVANTAGES OF PIPELINE TRANSPORT




Pipeline transport involves the transportation of gases, water and oil using pipes.

It is highly used in urban centres for transporting domestics and industrial water through pipes e.g. water used in Kampala is mostly transported by pipelines from Ggaba on the shores of Lake Victoria.




Pipelines are also used in transporting oil (petroleum) from Mombasa to Eldoret via Nairobi.

Another pipeline was constructed from Dar-es-salaam to Kapiri-Mposhi in the Zambia copper belt to transport oil.

The following are the Advantages of pipeline transport
It is a cheaper means of transporting liquids and gases.
It can be used to transport large volume of liquids and gasses at a single time.
It is more reliable since it can even be used in politically unstable regions.

The following are the Advantages of pipeline transport

  • It is a cheaper means of transporting liquids and gases.
  • It can be used to transport large volume of liquids and gasses at a single time.
  • It is more reliable since it can even be used in politically unstable regions.




  • It does not pollute the environment unlike roads and railways
It is highly used in urban centres for transporting domestics and industrial water through pipes e.g. water used in Kampala is mostly transported by pipelines from Ggaba on the shores of Lake Victoria.

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8 REASONS FOR EXPANSION OF PIPELINE TRANSPORT IN KENYA




Pipeline transport is the transportation of goods or material through a pipe.

The best data, in 2014, gives a total of slightly less than 3.5 million km of pipeline in 120 countries of the world.

The United States had 65%, Russia had 8%, and Canada had 3%, thus 75% of all pipeline was in three countries.




Liquid petroleum pipelines are usually the only feasible way to transport significant volumes by land over long distances.

Without pipelines, our streets and highways would be overwhelmed by the trucks trying to keep up with the nation’s demand for petroleum products. 

It would take a constant line of tanker trucks, about 750 per day, loading up and moving out every two minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to move the volume of even a modest pipeline.

The railroad equivalent of this single pipeline would be a train of 75 2,000-barrel tank rail cars every day. Almost all-natural gas is moved by pipeline. 




The following are reasons why  Kenyan government are expanding pipeline transport:

  • To reduce the congestion on the damage of roads by tankers
  • To reduce road accidents by tankers
  • To reduce congestion of oil terminus
  • Pipeline transport is more reliable/convenient than road
  • To reduce contamination wastage/loss of the oil products/while being transported




  • It s a faster means of transporting water
  • It transports larger volume of oil/water