Ocean transport is the most important mode of transportation in international trade, more than two-thirds of the total volume of international trade, most of our import and export goods are transported by means of ocean transportation. Ocean transportation of large volume, low cost of shipping, waterway, is its advantage.
But the speed is slow, the navigation risk is big, the sailing date is not easy to be accurate, is its shortcoming.
According to the mode of operation of the ship, the marine transportation can be divided into liner and charter transportation. According to the classification of the region, the container transportation can be divided into domestic shipping and foreign trade shipping.