Breaking point by Esri

“Breaking point” is a multimedia story that provides an in-depth, data-driven look at the global shipbreaking industry. Drawing on thousands of manually compiled records, interviews, and firsthand reports from the breaking beaches of South Asia and beyond, this story examines the material benefits — and the human and environmental costs — of this shadowy enterprise. Interactive maps and charts complement hand-drawn illustrations to create a narrative that is visually striking, eye-opening, and rich with data-informed insights.