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
Feed More for Less
US News and World Report - 4/25/2015 1:01:52 PM
Americans are rightly proud of their country’s commitment to preventing starvation ... some of those savings may be used to support the U.S. Merchant Marine more directly. For example, the Obama administration recommended shifting $25 million of savings ...
North Pinellas Hometown
Tampa Bay Times - 4/24/2015 11:22:50 AM
Kennedy's mother was among thousands of refugees rescued from North Korea by U.S. Merchant Marine ... In June, 2014 she set a world record in discus for her age group. In the Junior Olympics, she ranked first in the country in her age group for discus ...
126 migrants reach Greek shores, a day after fatal sinking
Lincoln Journal Star - 4/21/2015 6:54:23 AM
Greek authorities have picked up more than 120 migrants who illegally entered the country by sea on three separate vessels, a day after a yacht with 90 people on board foundered just off the island of Rhodes, drowning three. The Merchant Marine Ministry ...
World maritime industry eyeing Canal expansion
The Bulletin Panama - 4/21/2015 4:45:32 AM
This potential scenario is that all countries are prepared ... sales of marine fuel (bunker), shipping agencies and lines, fishing, rail transport, domestic shipping, pipelines, ship repair, the merchant fleet registry, ship suppliers and inspections ...
Mexico touts Gulf port expansion
ihsmaritime360.com - 4/22/2015 8:26:15 AM
Mexico's top port official expects energy sector reforms to fuel a surge in growth at ports along the country's Gulf coast. Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, general co-ordinator of Mexican Ports and Merchant Marine ... economies of the world," said Ruiz de ...
Greek authorities pick up a further 126 migrants, a day after sinking that killed 3
FOX News - 4/21/2015 12:09:21 PM
Greece – Greek authorities have picked up more than 120 migrants who illegally entered the country by sea on three separate vessels, a day after a yacht with 90 people on board foundered just off the island of Rhodes, drowning three. The Merchant Marine ...
Marine Propeller Market Worth $5.94 Billion by 2020
Market Watch - 4/21/2015 11:55:02 AM
According to a new market research "Marine Propellers Market by Number of Blades (3, 4, 5), Type (Controllable Pitch Propeller and Fixed Pitch Propeller), Application (Ship-Defense and Merchant ... in trade and services in countries such as Germany ...
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 ...
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 ...
Greece seeks more EU aid to cope with surging illegal immigration, chiefly by sea from Turkey
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 4/17/2015 2:12:48 AM
Deputy Minister for Merchant Marine Thodoros Dritsas told The Associated Press it is "a matter of urgency" for EU countries to show greater solidarity with the financially struggling country. He advocated more ships, aircraft and personnel, increased ...
Ballast water treatment rules pose challenge to shipping industry
Live Mint - 4/23/2015 7:45:06 PM
The convention requires ratification by 30 states, accounting for 35% of world ... The Marine Environment Protection Committee of the IMO has issued guidelines to facilitate the implementation and uniform interpretation of the convention by all countries.
Greece seeks more EU aid to cope with soaring immigration
Washington Post - 4/17/2015 5:36:13 PM
Deputy Minister for Merchant Marine Thodoros Dritsas told The Associated Press it is “a matter of urgency” for EU countries to show greater solidarity with the financially struggling country. He advocated more ships, aircraft and personnel, increased ...
Peter C. Kenny Jr.
Suffolk Times - 4/21/2015 4:09:45 AM
Peter first went to sea at 15 years of age, later served our country in the U.S. Army, and then graduated from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Merchant Marine along the African coast and ...
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MENAFN - 4/18/2015 5:10:34 AM
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