Mesmorising ship movements

This interactive map was created by digital journalism studio Kiln and it plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet during 2012.

Five different vessel types were studied – container ships, tankers, dry bulk, gas carriers and vehicle carriers.

It’s hard to take your eyes of these movements.

To find out more about the interactive map and explore the movements of the global fleet, check out