VIDEO: Bluewater superhighway

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From the perspective of our local cruising grounds — patches of water and solitude we know and love as our own — we can forget there’s a great big maritime world chugging along 24 hours a day.

We found this cool video, which reveals in fast motion a week of ship traffic on the world’s oceans, as seen from space.

Bluewater highways never looked so efficient.

The vessels’ movements were captured with the newest terrestrial and space-borne AIS technology from FleetMon.

The records cover the world's merchant fleet — more than 100,000 cargo ships, tankers, ferries, cruise ships, yachts and tugs.