Grade 11 – Maritime Economics

September 23, 2016

Maritime Environmental Challenges

Because the world’s most important medium of transport is the sea, it is important to realise that the sea extends to many different areas, has different characteristics, and is home to a vast array of plants and animals. The surface of the sea changes according to wind strength and currents. […]
September 23, 2016

Environmental aspects which could affect maritime operations

The following environmental aspects will affect shipping operations : Wind Strong wind will affect shipping in the following ways : Cargo operations (especially container handling) cannot be done during times of strong wind. Containers will swing in the wind, making it difficult for container gantry operators to load containers into […]
September 23, 2016

Influence of Weather Systems on shipping operations

Major weather systems (Depressions, Tropical Cyclones) have an effect on shipping because strong winds are part of those systems. Those strong winds cause heavy seas that have potential to damage ships and disrupt shipping operations. Depressions These are weather systems that move from west to east across the Southern Ocean, […]
September 26, 2016

Fishing

The Sea as a Source of Food The sea provides millions of tons of food per year for millions of people, and South African has fish resources that are consumed by local population and that are exported to many places. Some of the fish that are landed in Cape Town […]