“Ships carry 11 billion tons of goods each year. This interactive map shows where they all go.  About 11 billion tons of stuff gets carried around the world every year by large ships. Clothes, flat-screen TVs, grain, cars, oil — transporting these goods from port to port is what makes the global economy go ’round.  And now there’s a great way to visualize this entire process, through this stunning interactive map from the UCL Energy Institute.”

Source: www.vox.com

If you haven’t discovered www.shipmap.org then you are in for a treat.  This delightful geographic visualization nicely shows the shipping lanes and connectivity that makes the globalized economy flow.  


Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic, mapping, visualization.