Shipping concerns transport by sea, involving ships or vessels transporting people (passengers) and/or goods (cargo). Shipping may be for commerce, recreation, or for military purposes. Merchant shipping is the lifeblood of the world economy, carrying 90% of international trade with 102,194 commercial ships worldwide.
Shipping Intensity is a month-by-month, computer generated data layer showing a 'heat map' of all ship traffic combined. The layer combines the tanker, cargo, passenger and ferry intensity heat maps together. Therefore this layer provides a complete overview of all simulated ship traffic within as well as in and out of the North Sea region.
The shipping simulation follows this logic:
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