Ships – Across the Ocean to Trade

China’s Growth Fuels Boom in World Shipping Traffic.

Since ships haul 90 percent of world trade, the changes in ship traffic reflect changes in the global economy, especially the rising importance of Asia. Although the Atlantic Ocean’s share of global traffic dropped from nearly 40 percent in 1992 to 32 percent in 2012, the Pacific’s share rose from 35 to 39 percent.

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