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, 2012See also: Merchant marine map
U.S. Celebrates Over 200 Years of Merchant Mariners
The Maritime Executive - 5/21/2015 3:22:50 PM
MARAD has commented that, “the merchant marine and American shipyards were crucial to victory in World War II. Then ... Around one in 30 Merchant Mariners died serving his country, with a higher casualty rate than any of the Armed Forces save the ...
Presidential Proclamation – National Maritime Day, 2015
OfficialWire - 5/19/2015 11:53:27 PM
Through periods of conflict and times of peace, our Nation has relied on the United States Merchant Marine to transport ... Ninety percent of the world's commerce moves by sea, and businesses across our country rely on domestic and international trade ...
Countries with the largest merchant marine
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 PM
Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage ... 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 ...
World Fuel Services Showcases Bulk Supply Strength at EBACE 2015
aviationpros.com - 5/20/2015 1:15:10 PM
World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories ... payment solutions and merchant processing services to customers in the aviation, marine and land transportation ...
Veteran joined Merchant Marine during World War II to 'help save the country’
Ocala StarBanner - 5/5/2013 8:34:54 PM
Elmore "Elmo" Berthelot joined the Merchant Marine at ... vulnerable to enemy attack during World War II. “I wanted to see the world and help save the country. I saw Big Ben,” said Berthelot, 85, in an interview at the Ocala Palms home he shares ...
Latest report on marine grease market - global industry analysis by size, share, trends and outlook to 2020
Whatech - 5/20/2015 3:38:20 PM
The major drivers for marine grease include increasing demand of shipping due to growing economy of the costal (sea surrounded) countries around the world, increasing international ... there are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally ...
Maritime celebration set May 16 at Lewes ferry terminal
capegazette.com - 5/12/2015 11:54:35 PM
These mariners have done so much for our country ... contributions of the American merchant marine - civilians who have defended the freedom of the United States since 1775 and who executed the largest sealift the world has ever known during World War ...
Mangano Welcomes Lee Greenwood To Eisenhower Park On June 5th
Long Island - 5/20/2015 11:56:26 AM
The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. Lee Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including, Male Vocalist of the year for the Academy of Country Music in 1983 ... father served in the Navy & the Merchant Marine in World War II. “God Bless the USA ...
Charles County corrections staff brighten yard of 91-year-old widow of World War II veteran
SoMd News - 5/13/2015 4:19:27 AM
Employees of the Charles County jail cleaned out and spruced up the unkempt yard of a 91-year-old Charles County woman — the widow of a World War II veteran ... whose husband served our country.” Keeler teamed up with Jeff Merchant, work release ...
Grayson’s Barbecue prepares hams for America and locals
Shreveport Times - 5/19/2015 12:04:46 PM
They sell 3,000 every holiday season – four hundred are shipped via UPS around the country and the rest are picked up ... This place has worked since the late retired Merchant Marine Ollie Grayson founded Grayson’s in another location in 1959 and ...
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 ...
Auburn vets take ‘One Last Mission’
Auburn Reporter - 5/22/2015 1:02:39 AM
a Merchant Marine and Navy veteran, were the latest to visit the nation’s capital. The Honor Flight Network recognizes World War II veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, D.C., at no cost. Individual donations and ...
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."
Death on India’s Highway 66
Wall Street Journal - 5/22/2015 10:21:00 AM
“We’ll roam around the world,” Mr. Fernandes told Mr. Dhanji as the blue ... when they were both 18 and boarding a train to attend a merchant-marine school. They struck up a friendship and bonded over a shared love for cricket. Until just a day ...
Veterans Affairs Memorial Day Service, May 25
Milford Live - 5/18/2015 3:04:55 PM
In recent years the ceremony has focused on the Anniversary of World War II, 1941-1945 ... Members of the American home front, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and Air Force will be asked to stand to be honored for their service.