"Waterways" redirects here. For other uses, see Waterways (disambiguation).
A floating market on one of Thailand's waterways

A waterway is any navigable body of water. A shipping route consists of one or several waterways. Waterways can include rivers, lakes, seas, oceans, and canals. In order for a waterway to be navigable, it must meet several criteria:

Vessels using waterways vary from small animal-drawn barges to immense ocean tankers and ocean liners, such as cruise ships.

See also

A European network of waterways.


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