3 ways our trade maps can support your planning

Have you checked out our trade maps? If you have, you’d be right in thinking they resemble the public transport maps you see plastered around train and subway stations – which is precisely our intention.

Worldwide trade network

Our colour coded trade maps provide a great overview of WW Ocean's global liner service. Here are three ways they can help in planning your supply chain.

1. Our trade maps offer both high-level and detailed overviews

You could say we have something for every need: while our high-level trade maps show all trade routes inbound and outbound per region and how they relate to one another, the detailed trade maps visualise an individual trade lane with all the details needed.

2. They’re easy to read and understand

Unlike conventional maps, trade maps aren’t necessarily geographically accurate, but are designed to be easily understood. Straight lines illustrate a fixed distance between ports (regardless of physical distance), and the colour-coding of lines allows you to quickly identify a specific route, including any necessary transfer points. This is particularly useful when looking at a world and trade level.

3. Extra detail – like transit times – is included

Not only are our routes colour-coded, we also indicate the frequency and typical transit time for every trade, as well as offering detail on ports we call at and rotations. Visually, arrows indicate the direction of travel, dots indicate a port of call, and hollow circles indicate that an inbound voyage calls at a port.

It really couldn’t be simpler to see where we can support your ocean transportation needs.

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