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. She is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an adjunct fellow with CSIS. Ms. Durkin previously served as a U.S. Government trade negotiator and has proudly taught International Trade for the last fourteen years as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program.