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
Hyundai Merchant Marine will not join 2M alliance as operating partner -Maersk
Reuters - 12/8/2016 5:57:46 AM
COPENHAGEN Dec 8 South Korean shipper Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd is no longer under consideration to join the 2M vessel-sharing alliance, Danish shipper Maersk Line, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Thursday. The world's two largest container ...
United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation's Sexual Assault and Harassment Task Force Releases Interim Report
Yahoo Finance - 12/8/2016 10:04:08 PM
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is a world-leader in maritime education and one of the five federal academies. About the Sexual Assault and Harassment Task Force The Task Force was created by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and ...
U.S. Merchant Seaman Awarded Highest Civilian Medal
gCaptain - 12/2/2016 5:32:05 PM
The article states: The medal, along with the Presidential Medal of Honor, is the highest civilian award in the country. More than 200,000 Merchant ... as the proud husband of a Merchant Marine veteran who served aboard a ready reserve ship in Iraq ...
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
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Trump picks retired Marine general for Homeland Security; climate change skeptic headed to EPA
Los Angeles Times - 12/7/2016 5:19:00 PM
Linda McMahon, who co-founded the World Wrestling Entertainment franchise and spent a ... for small businesses and unleash America's entrepreneurial spirit all across the country," Trump said in a statement announcing McMahon’s selection.
LDR merchant marine boyfriend hasn't been in touch
anewmode.com - 12/5/2016 3:31:00 AM
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prnewswire.com - 12/8/2016 6:15:04 PM
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Marine Le Pen: no free education for children of 'illegal immigrants'
The Guardian - 12/8/2016 3:51:55 PM
‘If you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of,’ says French far-right leader The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has proposed ... crisis in Europe since the second world war, hardline rhetoric on immigration is ...
Africa: New UN Report Finds Marine Debris Harming More Than 800 Species, Costing Countries Millions
AllAfrica - 12/6/2016 9:27:44 AM
Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries' economies ... Marine litter affects communities and seas in every region of the world, and negatively impacts biodiversity, fisheries and ...
Marine Le Pen: No free school for illegal migrants in France
BBC - 12/8/2016 10:44:06 AM
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for an end to free education ... "But I tell them: if you come to our country don't expect to be taken care of, to be looked after, that your children will be educated without charge," she said.
"True American hero": World reacts to John Glenn's death
CBS News - 12/8/2016 4:34:52 PM
The world reacted on Thursday to the death of John H ... Kasich said. Glenn served his country with profound humility, said U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “John held many titles throughout his life: war hero, astronaut, and senator,” McCain said.
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.
World War II Shows Why We Need the Merchant Marine
Time - 4/21/2016 6:02:42 PM
Exactly how to maintain a healthy Merchant Marine for ... role than in World War II, and a glance back at what happened then offers some perspective for the debate today. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter ...
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 ...