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
US maritime schools feel connection to cargo ship sinking
The Sun Chronicle - 10/9/2015 9:15:11 AM
It’s not a real day at sea but a session in the bridge simulator at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod, which for more than a century has been training cadets for careers in the Merchant Marine ... not a worry in the world,” said Adam ...
World's oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn
The Guardian - 10/9/2015 5:11:48 AM
And of course following 1997 we had this extremely warm year, with damage occurring in 50 countries at least and 16% of corals ... On just 0.1% of the ocean’s floor they nurture 25% of the world’s marine species. The impact of losing this would be ...
Industry Insight: Priorities to Drive Forward the Marine Industry in Today's Volatile Market
Ship Bunker - 10/9/2015 5:26:07 AM
Electric propulsion systems have also been deployed in various merchant marine vessels ... We have been extending the scope of our Marine Services Training Centers at locations around the world. Strategically placed global training centers are a ...
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 ...
Iconic ‘Easter Island’ Declared Key Marine Sanctuary In The Pacific
The Inquisitr - 10/8/2015 10:35:07 AM
World famous Easter Island ... far-reaching measures. Some countries are preparing to respond to the challenge by attempting to regulate fish stocks, apprehend the potential risk factors that may imperil global marine life and initiate endeavors across ...
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 ...
Loss of El Faro cargo ship felt at schools that prepare students for the Merchant Marine
Daily Journal - 10/9/2015 1:37:03 AM
The state academies are little known to the public at large but their graduates support the commercial maritime industry around the world. The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, differs from the state schools because it is a federal ...
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 ...
Chile creates largest marine reserve in the Americas
Forex Report Daily - 10/8/2015 12:29:39 PM
While these new marine parks are definitely a step in the right direction, countries around the world still have a long way to go to meet the UN’s stated goal of protecting 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020. What do you think of Chile’s plans to ...
Corals worldwide hit by bleaching
Nature - 10/9/2015 3:17:16 AM
“The temperatures we’re seeing are anomalies, and have the potential to dramatically impact the integrity of reefs around the world,” says Ruth Gates, a marine biologist at ... has been mapping reefs in 26 countries since 2012. Among other ...
Clean Energy Sources Will Provide 26% Electricity by 2020
The Green Optimistic - 10/9/2015 4:50:20 AM
However, by 2020, alternative energy will provide 26% of the world’s electricity ... According to the report, that’s enough electricity to power the entire country of Japan. The encouraging news is partly due to the fact that two-thirds of new energy ...
ISRO looking to extend services to Saarc countries
India - 10/8/2015 3:54:15 AM
(Read: NASA prepares real Martians to land and stand on Red Planet) IRNSS applications include terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation ... operation and this makes India only the fourth country in the world to provide satellite navigation system ...
Mallows Bay may be marine sanctuary
SoMd News - 10/9/2015 4:36:01 AM
President Barack Obama announced Monday two potential national marine sanctuaries in the country, and one is Mallows Bay in Southern ... as a tremendous opportunity to promote our state’s world-class recreational fishing, boating and tourism, to advance ...
Marine networking dinner is about giving back
Daily Pilot - 10/8/2015 4:37:12 AM
"Who wouldn't want to be a Marine?" Mensinger said. "Who wouldn't want to be serving our country and be part of the greatest fighting force in the world?"
Statement by Marine Conservation Groups in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Star - 10/5/2015 11:53:14 PM
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 ...