World Maritime Day 2016

World Maritime Day 2016 was celebrated on the 29th September with a fitting theme, Shipping – Indispensable to the World.

Here are some interesting facts on this fantastic industry:


Researchers at UCL Energy Institute together with London-based data visualization and digital journalism studio Kiln have released this amazing interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet during the year 2012. (Hit the play button above to learn more about what is being displayed).

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

Isn’t shipping amazing?