• View of world's shipping routes

    This incredible visualization of the world’s shipping routes was created based on UCL Energy Institute data. Filters on the website allow you to view routes, ports, and colour-coded types of ships. (Map: Kiln)

    Thousands of containers of goods are shipped around the world every day in a global trading process so massive and complex, it can be hard to imagine.

    To capture the enormity of the situation, Kiln, a London-based visualization studio, created the beautiful interactive map below:

    Created by London-based data visualisation studio Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute

    On the site : https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/map-lets-you-visualize-shipping-traffic-around-world?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cgextranews is also an interactive map which allows you to follow ships globally and to zoom in on specific sites.




    The Carbon Footprint of Shipping

    Of related interest is the recent post by Gordon Kubanek on the   CACOR-climate Google Group regarding the carbon footprint of shipping

    Shipping has previously been excluded from climate agreements, but under the deal, emissions will be reduced by 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels.

    One minister from a Pacific island state described the agreement as “history in the making”.

    Shipping generates roughly the same quantity of greenhouse gas as Germany and, if it were accounted for as a nation, would rank as the world’s sixth biggest emitter.