The maritime industry plays a vital role in the trades between countries. It has also been an area which provides vast employment opportunities to marine and maritime graduates and other people with non-maritime degrees. Maritime careers have been in high demand and have become very competitive in many parts of the world. As you know in the maritime industry involves risks. Working on ships offshore and onshore can representation people to dangers that put their lives at risk.
The maritime law that is only applies to areas of water like the ocean or lakes. There are international laws that deal with international and territorial waters, vessels (boats), fishing, shipping, etc. Maritime law is the body of legal rules that govern ships, shipping dealings, insurance and loses compensation etc. The main object of these rules is to protect the buyer, seller, middleman and insurance companies and all other parties that involved in this dealing.
However, at the time of the agreement the registration and ownership, shipping contract, bill of lading, maritime liens, marine insurance, salvage, general average, personal tour ability, and further instructions are must be written in the document.
Moreover, the cargo carried by maritime transportation comes into several categories; two main categories are general and bulk cargo. These types also sub-divided into three categories:
Break Bulk. The cargo that carried drums, bags, pallets, and boxes is called Break bulk cargo.
Neo Bulk. The cargo that carried pre-packaged units such as lumber (bundles), paper (rolls), steel and vehicles.
Dry Bulk: The cargo that carried a wide variety of materials such as coal, iron ore, grains bauxite, and sand.
There are many benefits of maritime shipping, the most important of which is probably its low cost, and flexibility.
Safety of Goods:
It is one of the best sources to deliver the goods from one place to another place without any risk of damages.
Low charging cost:
Low charging cost is another benefit of the maritime shipping cargo because the goods are carried by shipping in the bulk quantity and also due to the wide range of shipping ports when your cargo is delivered by sea than the effect on your overall costs is likely to be surprising. So according to the nature and size of goods, the freight can be the increase or decrease by the shipping company.