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These 6 maps show just how busy global shipping lanes are

These maps show just how busy are global maritime routes, and where are the world’s major shipping lanes. Image: Unsplash/Andy Li

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Geospatial data scientist , Visual Capitalist

Carmen Ang

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Macro image of Panama Canal's busy shipping lanes Image: Visual Capitalist

The Strait of Malacca shipping lane is the fastest connector between the Pacific and Indian oceans Image: Visual Capitalist

The Danish Straits are known to be a major shipping lane for Russian oil exports. Image: Visual Capitalist

The Suez Canal is a 120-mile-long artificial waterway runs through Egypt and connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. Image: Visual Capitalist

In 2020, the Strait of Hormuz canal transported approximately 18 million barrels of oil every day. Image: Visual Capitalist

Approximately 500 vessels travel through the English Channel each day, making it one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Image: Visual Capitalist

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