Sea lane

A sea, also called Passage, is a multiply- used waterway ( route for ships), which leads through a sea or more seas. Furthermore, the sea is the counterpart to the air or to the land.

Christopher Columbus found by chance and his life unknowingly the hitherto unknown in Europe Continent America when he was looking for a sea route to India.

The routes of the various sea routes directed the longest time after the winds, as sailing ships were used. Motor vessels in shipping are common mainly today, mainly need to consider only flow, weather hazards during their course. Typically sea routes begin and end at seaports.

Important international sea routes


  • Cape of Good Hope in South Africa: South Atlantic ↔ Indian Ocean, among others; classic sea route from Europe to Asia and vice versa
  • Suez Canal in Egypt, North Atlantic and Mediterranean European ↔ Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, among others
  • Northwest Passage in the Arctic Ocean: Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean ↔
  • Northeast Passage in the Arctic Ocean: Bering Sea ( Pacific Ocean ) ↔ White Sea ( Arctic Ocean)
  • Malacca Straits in Southeast Asia: Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean) ↔ China Sea ( Pacific Ocean )
  • Panama Canal in Central America: Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean ↔
  • Cape Horn and Strait of Magellan (both in Chile): Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean ↔