July 2015

Functions of a Seaport authority

By |2017-01-17T11:20:01+00:00July 15th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

A ship docked at Rhizhao seaport. Image credit MediaWiki A ship docked at Rhizhao seaport. Image credit MediaWiki ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Functions of a Seaport authority

Functions of a Sea-Port Authority

  • Ensure that seaports are accessible from the inland by both road and rail.
  • Ensures efficient handling of both imports […]
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Containerisation

By |2017-01-17T11:20:09+00:00July 14th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

Maersk Container ship. Image credit fleetmon.com Maersk Container ship. Image credit fleetmon.com ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Containerisation

Containerisation

  • Refers to the carriage of goods in standardised large containers (boxes) made of metal.
  • The containers are:
  • filled with goods ready for transportation.
  • They are sealed in the presence of custom officials at the point […]
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Documents used in shipping: Charter Party

By |2017-01-17T11:20:10+00:00July 14th, 2015|Notes, O Level Commerce Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Transport|

A time charter. Image credit lawandsea.net A time charter. Image credit lawandsea.net ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Transport: Documents used in shipping: Charter Party

Charter Party.

  • A contract document used to hire a ship for example tramp ships.
  • It can be known as a voyage charter when hiring a ramp for a specific […]
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Modes of transport: Sea

By |2017-01-17T11:20:16+00:00July 10th, 2015|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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