10 Lines on Water Transport

The vehicles that can travel through water bodies are considered as water transport.

We need to go from one place to another to carry out our work. In ancient times people don’t have proper vehicles. Due to the non-availability of vehicles, people usually suffer inconvenience in travelling. But now the time has been changed. Now people can travel on roads, on railways, on airs, as well as on water. Yes, today we have different means of transportation that can not only reduce the time of travelling but also are convenient for us. So, let us talk about water transport in detail.

Ten Lines on Water Transport

Here, I’m providing ten lines on Water Transport in the form of sets. This topic is useful for students of classes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The language is kept easy so that it can be easily understood by everyone.

Set 1

1) Water transports are a transportation means through water bodies.

2) Due to less travelling cost, it is considered as the cheapest means of transportation.

3) Passengers as well as goods, can be transferred anywhere using water transport.

4) Raw materials like coal, petroleum, chemicals, etc are transported through water transports.

5) Ships are the most common water transport.

6) Water transports are also used in defence and other military operations.

7) Water transports are useful in transporting large quantities of goods.

8) Boat, ship, barge, sailboat, etc are some examples of water transport.

9) It is a financial friendly mode of transportation as it does not require building routes.

10) Water transport takes lots of time and is considered as the slowest transportation medium.

Set 2

1) Water transport requires less maintenance, thus a convenient mode of travelling.

2) Most international commerce is carried out through water transportation.

3) Water transport can be hazardous in situations like leakage or inadequate weather.

4) Water transport is the oldest transportations method used by humans.

5) Inland transport and oceanic transport are the two types of water transport.

6) Water transports are also the centre of tourism.

7) Tracking and tracing of water transports are difficult.

8) Water transport plays an important role in the country’s economy.

9) Water transports are less harmful to the environment.

10) India is registered as the second largest shipping country in Asia.


Water is the basic need to be alive and water transports provide a good way to travel long distances. Using natural routes that are not man made like sea, ocean, rivers, etc makes them a good choice for trading. Travelling in the water transport also gives you another experience that is different from that railways and airways. People also use some water transport for joy and adventure like boating.

I hope the above given ten points on Water Transport will be helpful for you to understand different aspects of this mode of transportation.

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions on Water Transport

Q.1 When was the first water transport started in India?

Ans. On 27 October 1986, the Inland Water Authority of India (IWAI) was established for the regulation and maintenance of water transport in India.

Q.2 Which is the largest port in India?

Ans. Mumbai Port is the largest port in India spread over 46.3 hectares of area.