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This 30-Day shipping container time-lapse is surprisingly ASMR

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GMS container ship graphic

Thunder, lightning and the Milky Way…

Containerized shipping has seemingly been around forever. It’s long been the main staple for getting goods from one side of the world to the other. We at GMS organize thousands of such containers every year. It may all seem very mundane and unglamorous, but we challenge you to not be amazed by this 30-day time-lapse video through the open waters.

This journey traverses southeast Asia, going from the Red Sea through the Indian Ocean, Malacca Strait and through to Singapore and finally, Hong Kong. It shows how even one section of the globe can feel immensely huge. Watch as every sunrise and sunset speeds along this month-long voyage. It captures crystal clear shots of the milky way that you wouldn’t think possible.

80,000 photos combined, is what it took to make this 10 minute video. It definitely deserves your attention.

“Sailing in the open ocean is a unique feeling and experience. I hope to capture and share it for everyone to see.”

  • 0:32 Milky Way
  • 0:53 Sirius Star (I think) Correction: Jupiter the planet according to some viewers
  • 1:17 Approaching Port of Colombo
  • 1:45 Cargo Operation
  • 2:08 Departure Colombo with Rainstorm
  • 2:29 Beautiful Sunrise
  • 3:13 Lightning Storm at Malacca Strait and Singapore Strait
  • 3:29 Clear night sky Milky Way with lightning storm
  • 4:01 Camera getting soaked
  • 5:09 Arrival Singapore
  • 5:56 Departure Singapore
  • 6:20 Moon-lit night sky
  • 6:48 Another Sunrise
  • 8:30 Headed due north and you can see Ursa Major rotating neatly around Polaris.
  • 8:36 Squid Boats
  • 8:54 Chaotic Traffic
  • 9:15 Arrival Hong Kong

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