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 Form 4 Geography online lessons on transport and communication

Improvements in ocean transport and Advantages of Containerization

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Improvements in Ocean Transport.
1. Refrigeration facilities to enable transportation of perishable goods.
2. Containerization (parking of goods in standard sealed metal containers which are unsealed at the destination).
Advantages of Containerization:
(a) Safety and security because containers are sealed which protects goods from destruction by bad weather and from being stolen.
(b) Easy to handle because containers are fitted with special devices like hooks and rings which makes loading and unloading easy.
(c) Time saving because goods are put in one container than being carried in several boxes which makes loading and unloading easy.
(d) It’s economical in terms of space because containers have a standard shape which reduces wastage of space by allowing tight packaging of goods.