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
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
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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 ...
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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New York Times - 12/6/2016 10:42:18 PM
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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 ...
Ship Alliance Backtracks on Hyundai Merchant Marine Membership
The Wall Street Journal - 12/1/2016 11:35:21 AM
The world’s largest container-shipping alliance has decided not to allow Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. to join amid customer backlash, people involved in the discussions said, dealing a blow to the troubled South Korean shipping concern. Hyundai Merchant ...
LDR merchant marine boyfriend hasn't been in touch
anewmode.com - 12/5/2016 3:31:00 AM
My boyfriend of 1,5 years works as an officer in merchant marine. We live 5 hours apart in our country, but for the last 7 months ... have to deal with all the stuff from the “outside” world, but I cannot understand why couldn’t he send me a message ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hyundai Merchant in final talks to join major shipping alliance
YONHAP NEWS AGENCY - 12/7/2016 1:26:57 AM
SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., a major shipping line here ... the shipper's negotiation team began the talks in Copenhagen with 2M Alliance, the world's largest shipping association, with the results likely to be announced over ...
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."
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 ...
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