Ship transport can be over any distance by boat, ship, sailboat or barge, over oceans and lakes, through canals or along rivers. Shipping may be for commerce, recreation or the military purpose. Virtually any material can be moved by water; however, water transport becomes impractical when material delivery is highly time-critical.
Containerization revolutionized ship transport starting in the 1970s. "General cargo" includes goods packaged in boxes, cases, pallets, and barrels. When a cargo is carried in more than one mode, it is intermodal or co-modal.
The unit, which was formally inaugurated by the Union port, shipping and waterways minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday, will make inland and coastal cargo vessels and inland cruise vessels among others for the private sector apart from tugs, roll-on roll off vessels ... The unit would require to deliver at least 8-10 ships in a year to break even.
An abandoned cargo ship that once brought 76 Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka to British Columbia is being dismantled. The vessel was the first of two ships carrying Tamil asylum seekers to reach B.C.'s coastal waters more than a decade ago ... .
A heatwave in Sichuan is curbing hydropower generation in a growing threat to electricity supply and economic growth in one of China’s most-populous provinces. ... Still, river and coastal shipping carries about 16% of goods inChina, according to a transport ministry report in 2020, so there could be problems if water levels keep dropping.
"They should focus more on enhancing the reserves and building up stockpiles of anti-ship cruise missiles that can be launched from coastal areas," he said ... "Additionally, Taiwan should prioritize military investment for ground-based air-defense missiles or ground-based anti-ship missiles, which form a more effective defense force quickly.".
Yuan Wang 5 is a third-generation tracking ship of the Yuan Wang Series... The docking of the Chinese ship in Hambantota port has a huge implication on Tamil Nadu which has a coastal area of 1,076 km ... The state police have stepped up security of the coastal region as they apprehend some disruptions in the state due to the arrival of the Chinese ship.
“Coastal shipping is a small but important part of the New Zealand freight system, which is why the government is investing in making coastal shipping a more viable alternative to strengthen and diversify our domestic supply chain, helping to secure New Zealand’s recovery from covid-19.
Dunphy said the new service was separate from the coastal shipping service, backed by $10 million from Waka Kotahi, which they are hoping to start next year with a Nelson-New Plymouth service using a suitable roll on roll off vessel that did not need special docking facilities such as link spans.