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What type of river that is wide and deep enough for ships to use?
deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships: a navigable channel.
What makes a good natural port?
For a natural harbor, choose a place well protected from waves and wind, surrounded on several sides by land areas. Examples of natural harbors are Sydney Harbour, Australia and Trincomalee Harbor in Sri Lanka.
The conditions of waterways to be navigable are the water body must have a larger depth and width, and slow flow of water.
What is the difference between a harbor and a port?
A port is a commercial section on the shores of a sea with facilities such as cranes, warehouse, and docks that support trade and transport. A harbor is a place on the shores which offers storage or parking for water vessels.
What is the deepest port in the world?
Gwadar Port is situated on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the city of Gwadar, located in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. The port is located 533 km from Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, and is approximately 120 km from the Iranian border.
What is tidal port?
Tidal port refers to those ports in which the level of water within port varies with the change in the level of water in the oceans. Tidal ports also refer to the place where energy is derived from the waves of the ocean. The energy thus derived is called tidal energy. Kandla is a tidal port located in India.
1. If it is deep, wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass or walk. 2. There should not be many obstructions such as rocks or trees.
What are the conditions required for water transport?
1. Perennial flow of river water with a minimum width and depth depending on the size of the vessel , for national waterways depth of 1.5m and width of 50m is considered ideal. 2. Smooth gradient of the river without any steep fall thus only middle and lower course of rivers are suitable for waterways.
Which is the largest port in world?
The Port of Shanghai
The Port of Shanghai is the biggest port in the world based on cargo throughput. The Chinese port handled 744 million tonnes of cargo in 2012, including 32.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers. The port is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River covering an area of 3,619km².