(NS)Shipping Intensity

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Shipping Intensity
Layer Info
Category Shipping
Editable No
Data source Shipping simulation
Values
Low
Medium Low
Medium
Medium High
High
EXTREME

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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.

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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:

  • Month by month, tanker, cargo, passenger and ferry ships want to go from specific ports to specific ports, within as well as in and out of the North Sea region.
  • These ships find a safe yet short route for their travels. Ideally they move in a straight line. To ensure the route is safe, they will opt for deeper waters and designated shipping lanes applicable to their type.
  • More ships following the same route means a higher intensity of ships that month, and thus redder lines on the intensity 'heat map' layers.

Different ship traffic analyses:[edit | edit source]

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