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
China unveils 'world's largest seaplane'
CNN - 7/25/2016 3:45:34 AM
Hong Kong (CNN)China has completed what it describes as the world's largest seaplane. The amphibious AG600 is about the size of a Boeing 737 and will be used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue ... as the country pushes to greatly expand ...
Is it a boat? Is it a plane? China builds one of world’s largest amphibious aircraft (VIDEOS)
RT - 7/24/2016 6:12:55 PM
Intended for marine missions and fighting forest fires, the AG600 was unveiled in Zhuhai in the southern Guangdong province on July 23. The plane – which can take off from land or water – is seen as an aviation “milestone” for the country ...
China unveils world’s largest seaplane, aimed at fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues
Japan Times - 7/24/2016 5:26:58 AM
BEIJING – China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean ... for fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues, it said. At around the size ...
Hyundai Merchant Marine : Signs Deal to Join 2 Million Alliance
4 Traders - 7/14/2016 6:57:35 AM
SEOUL--Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. (011200.SE), one ... through approval procedures in each member country, it said. The 2M alliance -- made up of Maersk Line, the A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S shipping unit, the world's biggest container line by capacity ...
Hyundai Merchant joins world's largest shipping alliance
THE KOREA TIMES - 7/14/2016 7:14:53 PM
Financially troubled Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. has become a member of the world's largest shipping alliance, 2M, meeting all prerequisites set by its creditors to avert court receivership, the shipper's main creditor said Thursday. In April, its ...
China shows off world’s largest long-range amphibious aircraft
Hindustan Times - 7/24/2016 9:19:02 PM
(AFP) China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean ... for fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues, it said. Officials of Aviation ...
While Rich Kids Around The World Flaunt Their Money, This Wealthy Lad Was Sent On Odd Jobs To Earn His
IndiaTimes - 7/22/2016 11:20:06 AM
In an effort to wean his son from a life of silver-spooned privilege, a Gujarati diamond merchant and proprietor of a Surat-based Rs 6,000 crore company with presence in 71 countries, persuaded his only son to go to Kochi incognito and survive on odd jobs ...
The Marine Mammal Center Responds to U.S.-Mexico Agreement to Protect Vaquita Porpoise
Patch - 7/23/2016 12:20:21 AM
SAUSALITO, CA — The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito praised the commitment made Friday by President Barack Obama and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto to intensify the efforts of both countries ... mammals alive in the world today.
Lincoln Center Festival brings fine shows from around the world
am New York - 7/24/2016 7:38:49 PM
Takarazuka Revue shines with all-female ‘Chicago’ in Japanese Jonathan Pryce gives deeply felt performance in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ Lincoln ... Phantom of the Opera” are brought to foreign countries, their original stagings are often ...
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 international trade is a complex question. U.S. flagged ships are more expensive to operate than ships from many foreign countries ... it play a greater role than in World War II, and a glance back ...
China completed production of world’s largest amphibious aircraft
24indianews.com - 7/24/2016 1:12:16 PM
China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean ... for fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues, it said. At around the size of a Boeing ...
Hurricane Jumpers do well at World Jump Rope Pan Am Championships
The Miami Herald - 7/24/2016 12:29:19 PM
The Hurricane Jumpers Competition Team fared very well at the World Jump Rope Pan American Championships at the University of Central Florida’s CFE Arena in Orlando. Competing against 300 athletes on 26 teams from six countries, Hurricane Jumpers won 13 ...
World's largest seaplane unveiled by Chinese state company
The Guardian - 7/25/2016 7:34:38 AM
which can be used fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean itself off dependence on foreign ...
World Trade Centre ties up with Odisha Small Industries Corporation
Orissa Diary - 7/20/2016 1:45:38 PM
The Corporation has the Export merchant license issued by DGFT and also ... can use this International platform of WTC which has presence in 92 Countries with 327 Centres all over the World. The MOU signing ceremony was graced by Sj. Jogendra Behera ...
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 ...