Meaning of water transport ,vessels used in water transport and features of liners
Water Transport- It involves movement of goods and people over waterways/ water bodies.- Water transport is classified into two: Sea Waterways/ marine water transport and inland water ways.Sea Waterways/ Marine Water Transport- Involves movement of goods and people over seas. There are the following types of vessels used in sea transport:1. Liners- They are ship with the following characteristics:- Operate along fixed routes and time schedules.- They transport both people and goods.- Fixed rate of freight charges.- There are two types of liners:Passenger Liners- Carry people and small valuable items.- Have luxurious facilities e.g. cinemas, shops, banks, hotels, etc.Cargo Liners- For carrying both goods and people.- Have loading and unloading facilities.- Slower in speed- Less prestigious- Smaller in size compared to passenger liners.- Some carry different products while other carry specialized goods e.g. petroleum.2. Tramps- They are ships meant for transporting cargo.- No fixed routes or schedules.- Are slower in speed.-Have lower freight charges compared to liners.