Singapore Tankers

By Daily Overview

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Description

This Overview captures cargo ships and tankers - some weighing up to 300,000 tons - outside of the entry to the Port of Singapore. The facility is the world's second-busiest port in terms of total tonnage, shipping a fifth of the world's cargo containers and half of the world's annual supply of crude oil.

Daily Overview

Based in New York, New York.

Daily Overview, an ongoing project founded by Benjamin Grant, was inspired by, and derives its name from, an idea known as the Overview Effect. This term refers to the sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth from outer space. They have the chance to appreciate our home in its entirety, to reflect on its beauty and its fragility all at once. That’s the cognitive shift that we hope to inspire. The Overviews (what we call these images) focus primarily on the places and moments where human activity — for better or for worse — has shaped the landscape. The mesmerizing flatness seen from this vantage point, the surprising comfort of systematic organization on a massive scale, or the vibrant colors that we highlight will hopefully turn your head. However, once we have that attention, we hope you will go beyond the aesthetics, contemplate just exactly what it is that you're seeing, and consider what that means for our planet.