Why is Water Transportation Important?

1. It is one of the oldest forms of transportation.
2. Boats make trade easier.
3. The water helps transport more people at once.
4. Boats vary in sizes, allowing the right boat to be used.
5. There are less boat collisions.
6. More economically friendly. A ship can go farther on a gallon of gas than a train or car.
7. Travel time is reduced. 95% of supplies reach its destination in the U.S. within 2 days.
8. The water is less congested than highways.