The United States is the leading exporter of scrap metals in the world. Barges leave the inland river system to get loaded in on ships at NOLA, tens of thousands of containers are loaded with recycled metals each day, and bulk ships of shred and HMS depart our ports. That’s a lot of cargo.
How many ships are there at sea? 80,500 on the seas Jan 7, 2015.
The number is for all types of commercial vessels, not just scrap carriers. That a lot of traffic. The information is provided by MarineTraffic.com.