Global ship traffic visualisation: 90% of all goods traded globally travel by ship.
The visualisation was developed by FleetMon.com an organisation who monitores ships traffic and sells the information according to your needs. Shame is not open access, for scientific purposes it’s an amazing dataset. However, it’s a nice reminder of the connectivity, interdependence and potential teleconnections we have in the Anthropocene. As NPR puts it:
It’s a good reminder that about 90 percent of all the goods traded globally spend at least some of their transit time on a ship.