An ocean bulk cariar. Image credit

An ocean bulk carrier. Image credit

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Sea Transport


  • Is relatively cheaper.
  • Caries bulky goods at once
  • They are very comfortable for example cruise ships and ocean liners are often fitted with luxury facilities such as bathrooms, toilets, casinos and entertainment facilities.
  • Easy handling of goods for example RoRo ships.


  • Slower than other forms of transport e.g air.
  • Requires good ports
  • Requires special handling equipment to load and unload.
  • Can be susceptible to weather hazards such as cyclones.
  • Accidents can cause damage to people, goods and the environment for example Oil leaks.

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