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 Considering Hanjin Route
le Globaliste - 10/18/2016 8:41:27 PM
Hyundai Merchant, now under a creditor-led debt restructuring ... None of Hanjin Shipping's interests in port terminals around the world are included in the sale at the moment. The country's No. 1 shipper, which is now under receivership, got the nod ...
Hyundai Merchant Marine says it may bid for Hanjin's Asia-U.S. route assets
Reuters - 10/18/2016 3:59:18 AM
SEOUL/SINGAPORE South Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd (011200.KS ... None of Hanjin Shipping's interests in port terminals around the world are included in the sale at the moment. Hanjin, which filed for court receivership on Aug. 31 after its ...
Gillibrand proposes U.S. Merchant Marine Academy fixes
The Island Now - 10/20/2016 9:54:50 AM
“The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is the premier school for midshipmen to start careers supporting the military and on commercial carriers at sea — to become the best mariners in the world — so to have more than six out of 10 female midshipmen and ...
Senator eyes policy changes at US Merchant Marine Academy
The World - 10/18/2016 8:55:46 PM
KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets should be given satellite phones or other devices that would make it easier for them to report sexual abuse or harassment when they are at sea working as interns on commercial vessels ...
U.S. Merchant Mariners: Veteran group wants to find, recognize those who served
Lake Charles American Press - 10/16/2016 9:02:19 AM
hen the American Merchant Marine Veterans organization was ... merchant mariners gave up their lives to help their country,” she said. “They were in combat zones, they had significant casualties. “In World War II there were about 225,000 of them ...
New Reforms To Combat Scourge Of Sexual Assault And Harassment Of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
politicalnews.me - 10/19/2016 9:41:43 AM
“The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is the premier school for midshipmen to start careers supporting the military and on commercial carriers at sea – to become the best mariners in the world – so to have more than six out of ten female midshipmen and ...
Gillibrand seeks to protect U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets from sexual abuse, harassment
fox5ny.com - 10/18/2016 9:45:53 PM
Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., announced legislation to make it easier for cadets at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point ... senior staff and midshipmen an opportunity to discuss the world class education provided by the USMMA, some of the ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
World’s Leading Port Operators Coordinate Green Activities Across The Globe
marineinsight.com - 10/21/2016 2:18:31 PM
The third annual joint environmental initiative launched by marine terminal operators APM ... Colombia. Over 3000 DP World volunteers took part in Go Green initiatives across 29 countries this year, building on the past two years of successful ...
Marine City breaks Guinness World Record
The Oakland Press - 10/18/2016 9:50:03 AM
while the Marine City mayor stood on the banks of the river in St. Clair County, officially connecting two countries with a single string of popcorn. The world record of pumpkins carved simultaneously was not broken over the weekend. Only 738 pumpkins were ...
UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Colombia
worldatlas.com - 10/20/2016 4:57:11 PM
It was inscribed on the world heritage list in 1994 and reported as one of the best-conserved parks in the country. The sanctuary is located 314.4 miles off the coast of Colombia and comprises of Malpelo Island 1.35 square miles and the surrounding marine ...
Gillibrand proposes sexual assault reforms for Merchant Marine Academy
The Hill - 10/18/2016 12:13:13 PM
“The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is the premier school for midshipmen to start careers supporting the military and on commercial carriers at sea — to become the best mariners in the world — so to have more than six out of ten female midshipmen and ...
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."