January 2023

The railways in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:35:59+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

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ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Rail transport network in Zimbabwe

  • The railway network of Zimbabwe is less complicated when compared to the road network.
  • There are,however, some striking similarities between these.
  • The main railway line of Zimbabwe runs along the Central Watershed from Bulawayo through Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma and then […]
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Air Transport in Zimbabwe

By |2022-09-15T12:35:58+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Air Zimbabwe Boeing 707-330B Hoppe. credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Air Transport in Zimbabwe

  • Modern airports are very costly to build and maintain and require a very large area of flat land on which to build them.
  • Large areas to build arrival and departure terminals, custom offices, warehouses and maintenance […]
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Factors which affect the mode of transport

By |2022-09-15T12:43:11+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

A goods truck. Image credit continental-truck-tires.com A goods truck. Image credit continental-truck-tires.com ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Factors which affect the mode of transport

Factors which determine the mode of transport to carry goods

  • The nature of the goods:
  • For example perishable goods such as bread and meat needs fast transport e.g. […]
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Transport Modes: Road Transport

By |2022-09-15T12:43:10+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

A goods truck. Image credit utahship.org A goods truck. Image credit utahship.org ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Transport Modes: Road Transport

Road transport

Advantages

  • Is fast over short distances.
  • Is cheap over short distances.
  • It is direct and offers door to door delivery services
  • there is a wide network of roads already available meaning
  • even remote […]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of a trader owning their fleet of vehicles

By |2022-09-15T12:43:10+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

A fleet of bakery trucks owned by Innscor Africa. Image credit innscorafrica.com A fleet of bakery trucks owned by Innscor Africa. Image credit innscorafrica.com ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Advantages and Disadvantages of a trader owning their fleet of vehicles

Advantages to a trader of operating own fleet of vehicles.

  • Goods […]
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Modes of transport: Air transport

By |2022-09-15T12:43:10+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

A DHL cargo plane. Image credit airnewstimes.co.uk A DHL cargo plane. Image credit airnewstimes.co.uk ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Air transport

Air transport.

Advantages

  • Is fast over long distances.
  • It is a relatively safe mode of transporting goods i.e.:
  • There are less riks of theft of and damage of goods during transportation.
  • The insurance costs […]
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Modes of transport: Air Transport: Air Waybill

By |2022-09-15T12:43:09+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

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Air way Bill

  • Importance:
  • Is a document used when goods are transported by air.
  • It is a contract of carriage or an agreement to carry goods.
  • A receipt for goods aboard a given aeroplane.
  • It accompanies these goods.
  • It contains the following […]
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Functions of an airport authority (CAAZ)

By |2022-09-15T12:43:09+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

Harare International Airport at night. Image credit halbeegnews.net Harare International Airport at night. Image credit halbeegnews.net ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Functions of an airport authority (CAAZ)

Functions of an airport authority.

  • As already said above the Civil Aviation Authority […]
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Modes of Transport: Pipeline

By |2022-09-15T12:43:08+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

An oil pipeline. Image credit MediaWiki An oil pipeline. Image credit MediaWiki ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Modes of Transport: Pipeline

Pipe line transport

Advantages

  • Is a direct mode of transport:
  • Provides a direct delivery i.e. they can reach the consumer directly.
  • Is ideal for transporting liquids and gasses e.g. LP gas and Petrol.
  • It […]
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Modes of transport: Sea

By |2022-09-15T12:43:08+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

The Oriana a cruise ship from Germany. Image credit totifun.com The Oriana a cruise ship from Germany. Image credit totifun.com ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Modes of transport: Sea

Sea Transport.

Advantages

  • Is cheap.
  • Suitable for:
  • bulky cargo e.g. crude oil.
  • Heavy goods e.g. mineral ores.
  • Mixed cargo i.e. different goods.
  • Different types and sizes of ships […]
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