Advantages and disadvantages of water transport, Civil Engineering

Advantages and Disadvantages of Water Transport:

The following are the advantages of water transport:

(a)        Since the vessels travel on water, no investment is needed on the path of travel (such as roads, railway track, etc.).

(b)       Water transport is lightly energy efficient.

(c)        Water transport is pollution free.

(d)       Water transport is safe.

The disadvantages are:

(a)        It is slow.

(b)       It requires the support of other modes, like roads and railings.

(c)        It is feasible only where there is perennial depth of water.

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