There are eight major maritime "bottlenecks", through which, much the world's shipping has to pass. Indeed, ships today are designed and built with these in mind (e.g. Panamax bulkcarriers and Suezmax tankers), to maximise the size of vessel able to pass through some of these vital ocean links.
On the map below the eight are shown. Can you name all 8 ? Test your knowledge by clicking on any of the numbers on the map and learn about each of these 8 busy, vital but narrow links for the world of maritime shipping.
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