There are about 50,000 container ships out there moving goods every day, which generates an extremely busy traffic in the biggest shipping routes and container ports. Just take a look at the following video to get a picture of it.
The editors of FleetMon.com website have created an amazing video with the help of Google Earth and the GPS signals of container ships to show the world the importance of deep sea shipping. The video focuses on the Strat of Malacca, the Southern tip of Malaysia, the Suez Canal, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Panama Canal:
After watching this video, maybe it’s not that hard to believe that 90% of world trade is carried by container ships.