Watch as a global fleet of nearly 90,000 commercial vessels moves nearly 10 billion tons of merchandise trade around the world. This interactive visualization, created by UK-based design and digital journalism firm Kiln, tracks the movements of cargo ships over the course of 2012. Around 80% of global trade by volume (70% by value) is carried by sea.
Andrea Durkin is the Editor-in-Chief of TradeVistas and Founder of Sparkplug, LLC. Ms. Durkin previously served as a U.S. Government trade negotiator and has proudly taught international trade policy and negotiations for the last fifteen years as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program.