Now let’s read about the busiest ocean trade routes in the world with Insider Monkey’s latest article. The Atlantic ocean is the busiest one as this ocean had established routes since the ancient times, connecting Europe, Africa, Asia and in newer times (historically speaking) the Americas. Some of the historically important routes since the “discovery” of Americas were in the Atlantic Ocean, for shipping goods but also for trading slaves from Africa as well. Nevertheless, taking in mind the amount of goods nowadays (for example oil) some of the routes with the most cargo transferred are actually in the Indian and Pacific oceans (also having in mind developing and leading economies such as Chinese and Japanese).
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the busiest ocean trade routes in the world from their list.
The first one is Asia-South America. As we will see a bit further on the list, this route is being the part of the Cape Route which major role was connecting Europe with Asian ports and going around Africa, thus connecting a good portion of the world actually. This Asia-South America Route, connecting Indian and Atlantic oceans is a developing and busy ocean trade route. The second route on our short list should be Strait of Malacca. Having in mind the amount of oil shipped, Strait of Malacca route is probably among the most important routes in the world connecting ports of Pacific Ocean, which also the largest ocean in the world and the Indian Ocean. For the third one we are mentioning South Atlantic Route that connects West Indies, Brazil and Argentina on one side and Europe on the other. Although it is not considered as one of the major routes, it is among the busiest ocean trade routes in the world. At last, but not least let’s check out Trans – Pacific Route. The Trans-Pacific Route connects ports of North America and eastern Asian coast, with important ports in Hawaii as well, and represents one of the major busiest ocean trading routes in the world.