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COASTAL SHIPPING

Sea transport has been the largest carrier of freight throughout recorded history. Transport by water is cheaper than transport by air.
Ship transport can be over any distance by boat, ship, sailboat or barge, over oceans and lakes, through canals or along rivers. 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.

India has a coastline of 7,500 kilometres, coastal shipping plays a significant role in the country’s transportation network, ferrying around 200 million tonnes of cargo, 146 is the number of coastal vessels which carry cargo on coastal route.
The Ministry of Shipping, road transport and highway plans to increase the share of coastal shipping in modal cargo mix to 10 per cent by 2019-20.