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
Maersk Line and Hyundai Merchant Marine sign an agreement
Le Camp des recrues - 3/20/2017 12:43:32 AM
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) today signed a strategic cooperation agreement, called "2M+H Strategic Cooperation", with the 2M Alliance, the world's largest container-shipping alliance, in San Francisco. Their strategic cooperation will run for three years ...
Local World War II vet recounts U-Boat attack 75 years later
Duluth News Tribune - 3/19/2017 8:58:38 AM
On March 29 — 75 years to the day that his ship was sunk — Carlson will be honored at the 31st annual National Merchant Marine Convention and Reunion in Reno, Nev. "There (are) not many of these guys left" who survived the sinking of ships in World War ...
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 international trade is a complex question. U.S. flagged ships are more expensive to operate than ships from many foreign countries ... it play a greater role than in World War II, and a glance back ...
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 ...
London attack: World leaders show solidarity
BBC - 3/23/2017 8:21:05 PM
These are external links and will open in a new window Leaders of countries affected by recent terror attacks ... In France, National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who is campaigning for the French presidency, said the London attack showed the need for ...
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 ...
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
www.quora.com - 3/17/2016 11:59:10 PM
Often, animals in captivity become mentally ill. This should not be surprising, that a highly intelligent animal with complex emotions would lose her mind when in captivity, just like people in solitary confinement or jail lose their minds. This particular ...
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."
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 ...
This ‘Merchant’ has a heart of gold
NYOOOZ - 3/18/2017 6:46:48 PM
Merchant, who owns 125 jewellery shops in nine countries, said it was his late mother who taught him to be generous. Firoz Merchant is ranked 34 among the richest Indians in the Arab world by Forbes. Merchant, who was honoured at a public function here ...
www.britannica.com - 7/19/1998 11:57:34 PM
At the end of World War II the United States operated nearly half the world’s oceangoing merchant marine, and Great Britain had another ... Many ships owned in other countries operate under Liberian or Panamanian registry to avoid the heavy taxes and ...
A Muslim Marine Has an Important ‘Ask Me Anything’ Sign That The Entire Country Needs to See [VIDEO]
tribunist.com - 3/19/2017 12:23:15 AM
“The Muslim world doesn’t have a responsibility to apologize. I don’t expect you to apologize for anything white people do, like white supremacy,” he added. “However, if I can help my country, as a citizen, as a Marine, then I think I do have ...
Horton first woman to earn veteran status as WWII merchant mariner
The Daily Advance - 3/6/2017 5:03:31 AM
The documents officially designate her as a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. Her discharge date is Dec. 31, 1946. "It's closure to me," Horton said Friday, of his mother receiving the discharge document. "For me it's proof she served her country in ...
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 ...