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
World Maritime Day
The Bulletin Panama - 10/6/2015 10:19:00 PM
The celebration of World Maritime Day by the Panama International Maritime ... Firstly, a young officer spoke on behalf of the Panamanian Association of Merchant Marine Officers (APOM), giving a brilliant lecture in perfect English on the implementation ...
Chile announces one of the largest marine parks in the world off the coast of Easter Island
Mongabay - 10/7/2015 4:52:42 AM
The marine park will help combat illegal fishing in the area. Already known the world over for its famous moai statues ... about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) northeast of the country’s North Island. As for the Easter Island marine park, Dona Bertarelli ...
World Coated Fabrics Market, Freedonia
The Street - 10/7/2015 5:35:39 AM
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GlobelMoney Bringing Revolution to the World of Money Transfer Industry
sbwire.com - 10/7/2015 6:40:04 AM
However, sending money from one online payment merchant to other has always been a big hassle ... The company also helps sending recharge to many countries across the world. Sending payments or receiving them has never been so easy, when it comes to ...
Statement by Marine Conservation Groups in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Star - 10/7/2015 8:34:36 AM
Promar There is not shortage of statistics regarding the adoption of cellphone technology for each country on this planet. There are reports from the World... Activists Seek to Protect Costa Rica’s Rich Marine Life by the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica’s Osa ...
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 ...
Marine Harvest attains first BAP group farm certification
FIS - 10/6/2015 6:01:18 PM
Marine Harvest Canada has successfully completed a pilot of the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new group farm programme, resulting in 11 of its salmon farm sites attaining BAP certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced. Located along ...
Kurtz named Marine Corps League Student of the Month
Daily Record - 10/7/2015 1:17:57 AM
Cañon City High School senior Christopher Kurtz is the September 2015 Marine Corps League Student of the Month ... He also played football one year, participated in cross country two years and the Raider Platoon four years, having received two out ...
Maldives Minister awarded by IPNLF
World Fishing - 10/7/2015 9:46:11 AM
“Alongside the Ministry, he also gave invaluable support to the recent Marine Stewardship Council accreditation ... Earlier this year, the Minister suggested the two countries that together account for around 30% of the tuna caught in the Indian Ocean ...
Chile Declares Huge Easter Island Marine Reserve
NDTV - 10/6/2015 12:14:43 AM
Vina del Mar, Chile: Chile declared huge new marine reserves ... 29 percent of the world's fish stocks which have been adequately studied are overexploited. Regulation and quota systems vary wildly around the world and some countries -- particularly ...
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 age 16. Just months after signing up, he was on the high seas en route to England and France with troops and critical supplies, vulnerable to enemy attack during World War II. “I wanted to see the ...
Four Hundred Rolls Royce Marine Staff To Be Laid Off By End of 2016
Ship Bunker - 10/6/2015 5:51:09 AM
Rolls-Royce will reduce the number of staff in its Marine business by 400 people worldwide by the ... in a business that employs around 5,800 people in 34 countries. Rolls-Royce says the layoffs are driven by the impact of the low price of oil and ...
Chile, United States create new marine conservation parks | Reuters
Firstpost - 10/5/2015 11:31:46 PM
VINA DEL MAR, Chile Chile on Monday said it would create one of the world's largest marine conservation parks ... the Philippines and three other countries. (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and Gram Slattery, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien and W Simon) This ...
Chile announces world's third largest fully protected marine area
MercoPress - 10/7/2015 5:35:39 AM
which will be the third-largest fully protected marine area in the world. Combined, Nazca-Desaventuradas and Easter Island would protect more than 350,000 square miles, larger than Chile's total landmass. The announcement was done during the 2015 Our Ocean ...
California Is Building The Country's Largest Solar Desalination Plant
Co.EXIST - 10/7/2015 10:21:59 AM
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