History is replete with tales and official records of how people traveled the seas and the oceans in the past centuries, transporting grain, local craft, livestock, etc., to other lands. In fact, great kingdoms and civilizations were built on the base of maritime trade. In modern times, the role of shipping in a nation’s trade and economy is even more vital, as our world transforms into a vast, global market.
This infographic takes a close look at how ports have developed around the world, and the extraordinary volumes of business that are generated at the world’s busiest ports.
Infographic by – Excelsior