Effects of Globalization in Maritime Transportation

Incaz S., Alkan G.

8th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, Alexandria, Canada, 13 - 17 November 2007, pp.447-453 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Alexandria
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-453
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Transportation connects people to jobs, family, medical care, entertainment, education, and the goods needed for everyday life. Quality of life depends on a maritime transportation system that functions well. The maritime sector contributes to the competitiveness of business with effective solutions to the growing mobility of people and goods. In addition, Maritime transportation, similar to land and air modes, operates on its own space, which is at the same time geographical by its physical attributes, strategic by its control and commercial by its usage. While geographical considerations tend to be constant in time, strategic and especially commercial considerations are much more dynamic. Maritime transportation is vital to occur international trade because it can expand all needs of nations. Maritime transportation is a type of transportation that opens completely to international competition and due to this future, a very powerful transportation means. Maritime transportation allows cargo to be transported from areas of low utility to areas of high utility. It also provides carriage of passengers.