Grade 10 – Maritime Economics

October 20, 2015

The location and inter-relationships of the world’s leading trading nations

Trade is the exchange of goods from a place (or country) that produces items that people in another place (or country) need. Those goods obviously need to be moved from the producer to the place of demand, e.g. South Africa produces iron ore that is needed in China and a […]
October 20, 2015

The advantages of containerisation

See Containership section in Module 10.1.1.
October 20, 2015

Transgressions of maritime law

International regulations for the maritime sector are drawn up by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), while general laws are agreed to by members of the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies. Some of the crimes against which shipping operators have to guard are : Piracy and Ship Hijacking : […]
October 21, 2015

Tides and their formation

The gravitational pull of the moon and the sun have an effect on the oceans, raising the water level on one side of the earth and causing a high tide. Because of the rotation of the earth, centrifugal force causes the water level to rise on the opposite side of […]
October 21, 2015

Ocean Currents

  Ocean Currents Numbers refer to the currents shown on the map. Warm Currents flowing from the tropical regions 1. Mozambique Current 2. Agulhas Current, 3. Brazilian Current 4. Gulf Stream 5. North Atlantic Drift (a relatively warm current in the area close to North-west Europe). 6. South Equatorial Current Cold Currents flowing from the polar […]