Customers to our store in West Yellowstone, Montana often ask where our coffees and other products come from. Many are amazed that our raw ingredients and finished products come from long distances. The fact of the matter is that everything that we use in our business and daily lives originates from far away places, throughout the United States and, in the case of our coffees, remote regions throughout the world. The video above illustrates just how interdependent the world is on trade and transport of goods. Somewhere in this stream of green lines, taken from one week of transport in 2012, there is un-roasted coffee and other goods destined for Morning Glory Coffee, Yellowstone Park and Montana. The world is indeed a very small place.
VIdeo Published on Feb 24, 2016 A week of ship traffic on the seven seas, seen from space. Get a glimpse of the vibrant lanes of goods transport that link the continents.
The vessel movements were captured using newest terrestrial and space-borne AIS technology from FleetMon and its partner Luxspace. The records cover the world's merchant fleet with some 100.000s of cargo ships, tankers, ferries, cruise ships, yachts and tugs. FleetMon provides advanced fleet monitoring services, software APIs, reports and analyses of maritime traffic data. The inset shows live monitoring with the FleetMon Explorer software.
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