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
Letters from Readers- World War II August 2014
historynet.com - 2/15/2017 12:32:34 AM
My good friend Sergeant George Huisken of the 33rd Statistical Control Unit, Headquarters Squadron of the Twentieth Air Force took this picture of a cemetery in Guam while serving his country ... The Merchant Marine of World War II was then as it is ...
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gCaptain - 2/25/2017 12:42:10 AM
He basically works on a ship and vlogs about it as he travels around the world. (He also has drone and does ship tours and gets great shots). gCaptain is the top-visited maritime and offshore industry news site in the world. Since 2007, gCaptain has proven ...
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 ...
Soviet Merchant Marine
globalsecurity.org - 9/6/2011 11:59:22 PM
In World War II, the Merchant Marine became virtually ... reportedly calling at more than 800 ports in over 90 countries. The Soviet merchant marine was a prime mover in the high pressure move which led to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
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Broadway World - 2/27/2017 4:57:30 AM
mVisa Merchant Benefits mVisa is an agile solution that allows merchants around the world to immediately accept digital payments ... The underlying specification for BharatQR can be implemented in other countries to deliver a globally interoperable solution.
Connectivity Boost To Far East & S.E. Asia By HMM’s Weekly ACS Service
marineinsight.com - 2/23/2017 2:20:35 PM
A direct weekly service of HMM’s (Hyundai Merchant Marine) ACS Service was flagged off ... and Importers of Solar panels, Furniture, Pharmaceuticals, Timber, etc. and due to the World-class facilities of KPCT.
Hyundai Merchant Marine pitching hard to secure 2M membership
hellenicshippingnews.com - 11/20/2016 10:25:29 PM
South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. is making last-minute pitch to get on the world’s largest shipping alliance 2M ... fielded by the Korean government to take the place of the country’s largest container liner. But the shipper which went ...
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The Daily Express - 2/26/2017 8:50:44 PM
Now desperate farm workers say enough is enough, and are looking to Marine Le Pen as the only option in the upcoming ... “We’re paying for subsidies that go to eastern Europe, financing countries that are competing with us.” The EU has tied us ...
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
www.quora.com - 3/17/2016 11:59:10 PM
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10 countries join UN Environment's war on marine litter
thestatesman.com - 2/23/2017 5:59:31 AM
The UN Environment on Thursday launched an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter: microplastics in cosmetics and the excessive, wasteful usage of single-use plastic by 2022. Ten countries - Belgium, Costa Rica ...
The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II
Smithsonian.com - 5/26/2016 11:19:06 PM
“He was associated with rotgut whiskey, waterfront brawls and quickie strikes that held up big passenger ships at New York, New Orleans and San Francisco . . .” The era was the earliest stages of the United States’ involvement in World War ...
Honoring World War II Merchant Marine Veterans | Commentary
Roll Call Online - 6/17/2015 6:29:44 AM
However, I believe the World War II Merchant Marine veterans have not been properly honored or recognized for their service, and I have been working to have our nation show its gratitude to them since I arrived in Congress in 2011. This year, I introduced ...
Longtime Norristown Man, World War II Merchant Marine, Passes At 89
Patch - 10/10/2016 12:15:33 PM
He was a Eucharistic Minister and over 50 yr. participant at Malvern Retreat House. Gus served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War ll.. His Army service following the war as a radio repairman led Gus to a long employment with the Borroughs ...
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
Former Merchant Marine member ... of veterans who served in World War II," said Dugan, himself a decorated veteran of both Vietnam and Desert Storm. "The military and the U.S. government put this onus on these people. In this country, that's unthinkable."
www.britannica.com - 7/19/1998 11:57:34 PM
At the end of World War II the United States operated nearly half the world’s oceangoing merchant marine, and Great Britain had another ... Many ships owned in other countries operate under Liberian or Panamanian registry to avoid the heavy taxes and ...