Global Shipping Traffic Density

Primary tabs

This data was obtained through a partnership with IMF, as part of IMF's World Seaborne Trade Monitoring System (Cerdeiro, Komaromi, Liu and Saeed, 2020)

The dataset contains 6 density layers, with vessel types aggregated to suit the needs of the WBG Offshore Wind Development Program:
1) Commercial ships
2) Fishing ships
3) Oil & Gas [note: this is just platforms, rigs, and FPSOs]
4) Passenger ships
5) Leisure vessels
6) GLOBAL ship density layers of all ship categories combined

The raster layers were created using IMF's analysis of hourly AIS positions received between Jan-2015 and Feb-2021 and represent the total number of AIS positions that have been reported by ships in each grid cell with dimensions of 0.005 degree by 0.005 degree (approximately a 500m x 500m grid at the Equator).
The AIS positions may have been transmitted by both moving and stationary ships within each grid cell, therefore the density is analogous to the general intensity of shipping activity.

Type: 
Geospatial
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Trade
Transport
Geographical Coverage: 
World
East Asia & Pacific
American Samoa
Australia
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Hong Kong SAR, China
Indonesia
Japan
Kiribati
Korea, Dem. People's Rep.
Korea, Rep.
Lao PDR
Macao SAR, China
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Micronesia, Fed. Sts.
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Taiwan, China
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Europe & Central Asia
Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Channel Islands
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kyrgyz Republic
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Latin America & Caribbean
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Argentina
Bahamas, The
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Chile
Costa Rica
Colombia
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Netherlands Antilles
Puerto Rico
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
St. Barthélemy
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin (French part)
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela, RB
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Middle East & North Africa
Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt, Arab Rep.
Djibouti
Iraq
Iran, Islamic Rep.
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
West Bank and Gaza
United Arab Emirates
Tunisia
Yemen, Rep.
North America
Bermuda
Canada
United States
South Asia
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
India
Pakistan
Nepal
Maldives
Sri Lanka
Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Côte d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Reunion
Rwanda
São Tomé and Principe
Seychelles
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Eswatini
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Economy Coverage: 
Economy Coverage not specified
Number of Economies: 
234
Periodicity: 
Periodicity not specified
Access Options:
Download
Time Periods: 
March, 2021
“Data source: IMF’s World Seaborne Trade monitoring system (Cerdeiro, Komaromi, Liu and Saeed, 2020).”

This data was obtained through a partnership with IMF, as part of IMF's World Seaborne Trade Monitoring System (Cerdeiro, Komaromi, Liu and Saeed, 2020)

The dataset contains 6 density layers, with vessel types aggregated to suit the needs of the WBG Offshore Wind Development Program:
1) Commercial ships
2) Fishing ships
3) Oil & Gas [note: this is just platforms, rigs, and FPSOs]
4) Passenger ships
5) Leisure vessels
6) GLOBAL ship density layers of all ship categories combined

The raster layers were created using IMF's analysis of hourly AIS positions received between Jan-2015 and Feb-2021 and represent the total number of AIS positions that have been reported by ships in each grid cell with dimensions of 0.005 degree by 0.005 degree (approximately a 500m x 500m grid at the Equator).
The AIS positions may have been transmitted by both moving and stationary ships within each grid cell, therefore the density is analogous to the general intensity of shipping activity.

FieldValue
Modified Date
2021-05-03
Release Date
Periodicity
Identifier
5a593c3e-a05e-4fac-aba3-9d22e145535c
License
License Not Specified
Public Access Level
Public
Rating: 
0
No votes yet
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Time Periods: 
March, 2021
Economy Coverage: 
Number of Economies: 
234
Is this dataset a subscription: 
No
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Programatic Region: 
Citation Text: 
“Data source: IMF’s World Seaborne Trade monitoring system (Cerdeiro, Komaromi, Liu and Saeed, 2020).”
Modified date: 
96
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

Data Access and Licensing

This dataset is classified as Public under the Access to Information Classification Policy. Users inside and outside the Bank can access this dataset.

This dataset is licensed under CC-BY 4.0

CC-BY 4.0

Share Metadata

The information on this page (the dataset metadata) is also available in these formats.

PRINT EMAIL JSON RDF