Marine Transportation

Maritime transport is the transport of people (passengers) or goods (cargo) by water. Freight transport has been achieved widely by sea throughout recorded history. Although the importance of sea travel for passengers has decreased due to aviation, it is effective for short trips and pleasure cruises. Transport by water is cheaper than transport by air, despite fluctuating exchange rates and a fee placed on top of freighting charges for carrier companies known as the Currency Adjustment Factor (CAF).

Maritime transport can be realized over any distance by boat, ship, sailboat or barge, over oceans and lakes, through canals or along rivers. Shipping may be for commerce, recreation, or for military purposes. While extensive inland shipping is less critical today, the major waterways of the world including many canals are still very important and are integral parts of worldwide economies. Virtually any material can be moved by water; however, water transport becomes impractical when material delivery is time-critical such as various types of perishable produce. However, water transport is highly cost effective with regular schedulable cargoes, such as trans-oceanic shipping of consumer products – and especially for heavy loads or bulk cargos, such as coal, coke, ores or grains. Arguably, the industrial revolution took place best where cheap water transport by canal, navigations, or shipping by all types of watercraft on natural waterways supported cost effective bulk transport.

Containerization revolutionized maritime transport starting in the 1970s. "General cargo" includes goods packaged in boxes, cases, pallets, and barrels. When a cargo is carried in more than one mode, it is intermodal or co-modal.

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Scholarships for Marine Transportation Majors

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Heritage Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$3,568 Varies See Details
 

Heritage Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$3,568

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Red Bud Industries Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Red Bud Industries Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

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$2,000

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License Plate Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

License Plate Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$2,000

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William F. Englehardt Memorial Scholarship

Anne Arundel Community College

Up to $1,000 Varies See Details
 

William F. Englehardt Memorial Scholarship

Anne Arundel Community College

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Up to $1,000

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Freshman Challenge Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Freshman Challenge Scholarship (COT) - University of Montana, Montana Tech

University of Montana at Montana Tech

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$1,000

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Biederman Memorial Scholarship

Northwestern Michigan College - Departmental Scholarships

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Biederman Memorial Scholarship

Northwestern Michigan College - Departmental Scholarships

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$1,000

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Don Libby Memorial Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

$500 Varies See Details
 

Don Libby Memorial Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

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$500

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Don Chapman Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

$500 Varies See Details
 

Don Chapman Scholarship

Southwestern Illinois College

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$500

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Anne Arundel County Trade Council Endowed Scholarship

Anne Arundel Community College

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Anne Arundel County Trade Council Endowed Scholarship

Anne Arundel Community College

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NOSAMS Graduate Student Internship Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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NOSAMS Graduate Student Internship Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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