How are ports helpful for trade? Give a classification of ports on the basis of their location.
Ports are the main areas where trading goes on. Cargoes pass from one part of the world to another through these ports. They provide the facilities of loading, unloading, docking of cargo and other bulk products. They help in trade and commerce, and the economy gets significantly improved by trade. The importance of port is judged by the quality of cargo and the number of ships it can handle.
Classifications of the ports on the basis of the location are as follows:-
• Inland Ports- These are the types of ports which are located away from the sea coasts. They are linked to the sea by a river or a canal. These ports are accessible to flat bottom ships and barges.
• Out Ports- These are deepwater ports built away from actual ports. These serve the parent ports by receiving those ships which are unable to approach them due to large size. Example- Athens and it's outport in Greece.
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