Maritime Transport

Transportation has many different branches. Maritime transport is one of the most popular transportation ways to exchange goods among countries. According to the statistics, around 90% of the international transportation in the world are done through the seas.

What Are the Advantages of Maritime Transport?

– one of the cheapest ways to transport and exchange goods
– one of the most ideal ways to carry big goods
– the least damage to goods
– the least pollution to the environment

Different Types of Maritime Transport considering the Type of Loads:

1- Deep transportation via sea: this type of maritime transport refers to intercontinental transportation passing through oceans, long distances and using big ships for transportation. This transportation way is mostly used for big goods like iron ore, oil, cement and fertilizer.

2- Short maritime transport: this type of good transportation refers to short distances transportation. Ships used in this type of transportation are smaller than ships used in deep transportation. Short maritime transport is usually used for goods.

3- Internal transportation: this type of transportation refers to goods transportation though internal waterways including rivers, cannels and lakes. It is shorter and narrower compared with maritime transport and ships are designed for internal waterways. Among the products transported through internal waterways are oil and minerals products and chemical products and…

How Long Does Maritime Transport Take?

Usually, it takes 30 to 35 days to transport goods from one country to another country using maritime transport.

What Are the Disadvantages of Maritime Transport?

– long goods transportation

– weather changes of good transportation path

– high risk

Which Goods Are Mostly Transported via Maritime Transport?

– raw materials

– medical consumables

– road construction machinery and equipment

– automobile pieces

– foodstuffs

– toys

– telecommunicational equipment

– sports equipment