Definition: Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all nonmilitary ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc. This entry contains information in four fields - total, ships by type, foreign-owned, and registered in other countries.
Total includes the number of ships (1,000 GRT or over), total DWT for those ships, and total GRT for those ships. DWT or dead weight tonnage is the total weight of cargo, plus bunkers, stores, etc., that a ship can carry when immersed to the appropriate load line. GRT or gross register tonnage is a figure obtained by measuring the entire sheltered volume of a ship available for cargo and passengers and converting it to tons on the basis of 100 cubic feet per ton; there is no stable relationship between GRT and DWT.
Ships by type includes a listing of barge carriers, bulk cargo ships, cargo ships, chemical tankers, combination bulk carriers, combination ore/oil carriers, container ships, liquefied gas tankers, livestock carriers, multifunctional large-load carriers, petroleum tankers, passenger ships, passenger/cargo ships, railcar carriers, refrigerated cargo ships, roll-on/roll-off cargo ships, short-sea passenger ships, specialized tankers, and vehicle carriers.
Foreign-owned are ships that fly the flag of one country but belong to owners in another.
Registered in other countries are ships that belong to owners in one country but fly the flag of another.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Merchant marine map
JES Selling Its Shipbuilding Business
World Maritime News - 2/13/2016 9:29:12 AM
However, the original application has yet to be approved. South Korea-based shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is in talks to sell its bulk shipping business to
PSA International acquire 50% from Pusan New Terminal
newsmaritime - 2/13/2016 10:33:38 AM
PSA International already operates one terminal in Busan New Port together with CMA CGM and DP World also owning terminals at the port. If the deal is completed the Hyundai Merchant Marine will retain a 50% stake into the terminal and both companies will ...
How We’re Working to Protect the World’s Oceans for Future Generations
onegreenplanet.org - 2/12/2016 2:09:34 PM
but additional work is needed to safeguard other regions of the U.S. Tracking the progress of the U.S. as well as other countries in protecting their coastal and marine areas, is now a major focus of our organization. MPAtlas.org, the world’s most ...
World Fuel Services to acquire 83 ExxonMobil fueling operations locations
Financial News - 2/12/2016 2:23:53 PM
marine and land transportation industries. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
World Fuel Services Corporation to Acquire ExxonMobil Fueling Operations at 83 International Airport Locations
Business Wire - 2/11/2016 6:54:06 AM
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World’s first octopus fishery certified
World Fishing - 2/11/2016 4:12:27 PM
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World's oldest bird, an albatross, just hatched her 40th chick – at 65
The Christian Science Monitor - 2/9/2016 11:52:57 PM
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The State of the World’s Oceans
UConn Today - 2/10/2016 3:16:22 PM
(iStock Photo) Two UConn Avery Point faculty were among 600 marine experts from many countries who participated in the recent United Nation’s World Ocean Assessment, a global inventory of the state of the marine environment and problems threatening to ...
Inside Amazon’s Nefarious Plan to Take Over World Supply Chain
bidnessetc.com - 2/9/2016 6:02:11 PM
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World Championship Marathon Jet Boat Race coming in May
CDA Press - 2/11/2016 11:54:45 AM
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Country Legends Alabama return to Houston to headline the Concert for Conservation May 21
Your Houston News - 2/9/2016 4:50:36 PM
Headlining the event from the Bud Light Stage will be Country and Southern Rock Legends, Alabama. With over thirty #1 records on the Billboard charts, and over 75 million records sold they are undoubtedly one of the world’s bestselling bands of all time.
Merchant Marine veterans of World War II still waiting for full compensation decades later
Oregonian - 11/10/2011 9:59:20 PM
is a fairly common response to mention of the Merchant Marine. But merchant mariners played a critical support role for the Navy and other branches during World War II ... past Cape Town to the country then known as Ceylon. His ships weren't attacked ...
Unsung Heroes of World War II: Seamen of the Merchant Marine still struggle for recognition
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/29/2004 11:59:38 PM
In this country, that's unthinkable ... A Needless Sinking," an essential reference work about the Merchant Marine of World War II. Click photo for larger image. "We marched and marched from morning until late at night," said Michael McKee, 78, of ...
American Merchant Marine Museum Reopens – World War II Japanese Surrender Sword Analyzed by Metropolitan Museum of Art Expert
Long Island - 8/26/2015 12:30:32 PM
orld War II Japanese Surrender Sword Analyzed by Metropolitan Museum of Art Exper - See more at: http://www.usmma.edu/american-merchant-marine-museum-reopens-%E2%80%93-world-war-ii-japanese-surrender-sword-analyzed#sthash.Nmln1bOp.dpuf World War II ...
World War II Merchant Marine Memorial Finally Gets a Head
NBC Bay Area - 12/1/2011 11:57:36 PM
... Marines have long complained their contributions during World War II went unnoticed, even though they suffered heavy casualties. “We lost thousands of men,” said retired Merchant Marine captain Mark Shafer. “In fact, we never would’ve won ...