The maritime sector encapsulates shipping, ports, engineering, as well as marine and maritime business service industries. This also includes leisure marine industries.
The sector is comprised of four main sub-sectors including:
Shipping is an essential form of transportation of raw materials, components and finished articles and acts as an important communication link between continents, countries and coastal cities. Shipping also forms the backbone of global trade and commerce.
Whereas ‘marine’ is commonly related to the sea and sea creatures, ‘maritime’ is related to seafaring, including shipping, travel and any aspects related to those activities.
Maritime transport, also known as ocean transport or waterborne transport, is the transportation of goods or people via water. This transportation can take place on boats, ships, barges or sailboats via rivers, canals, lakes or oceans.
Maritime transport is a cost-effective alternative of transport, allowing for heavy loads or bulk cargo.
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