Why water transport is the cheapest means of transportation?

Submitted by frndzzz on Sun, 03/20/2022 - 11:06

Some points on water transportation as a cheapest means of transport are discussed below.

Water transport is cheaper than other forms of transportation:

  • Water transport can carry more goods per trip. This means that fewer trips are needed to transport the same amount of goods, which reduces overall costs.
  • The construction and maintenance costs of water transport are lower compared to other means of transportation.
  • Water transport requires a lot less fuel to run than land transport.
  • Water transport can carry bulky or heavy loads at low costs.
  • Water transport is less expensive to build and maintain. Roads require constant upkeep and repairs, which can be costly.
  • Water transport moves naturally in water and does not require much fuel for travel.