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
Letters from Readers- World War II August 2014
historynet.com - 2/15/2017 12:32:34 AM
My good friend Sergeant George Huisken of the 33rd Statistical Control Unit, Headquarters Squadron of the Twentieth Air Force took this picture of a cemetery in Guam while serving his country ... The Merchant Marine of World War II was then as it is ...
Merchant Marine Academy to resume commercial vessel training
Columbia Missourian - 2/15/2017 12:57:01 PM
KINGS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say a training program that places U.S. Merchant Marine Academy midshipmen on board commercial vessels is resuming. The program called Sea Year had been halted amid concerns about sexual assault and harassment.
Report: New Carrier SM Shipping Starts First Service in March
World Maritime News - 2/22/2017 9:35:27 AM
In November 2016, World Maritime News reported that SM Group’s Korea Line Corp. was selected as the preferred bidder to take over Hanjin’s Asia-US route, outbidding its compatriot shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM). Now, the shipping firm ...
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 ...
Import Endless Third World Refugees: Your Country Becomes A Third World
Sonoran News - 2/21/2017 7:45:05 PM
The burning question facing every European country in 2017: can their countries and cultures survive endless refugee immigration from the ever-burgeoning Third World? The salient ... and Poland’s presidents and Ms. Marine LePen in France.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
'I will not cover myself up' Marine Le Pen REFUSES to wear headscarf for Grand Mufti talks
The Daily Express - 2/21/2017 10:19:35 AM
But the proposed meeting with the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian - the most prominent Sunni Muslim cleric in the country - was scrapped at the last minute. Ms Le Pen said: "You can pass on my respects to the Grand Mufti, but I will not cover myself up.
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 ...
Global Marine Grease Market in-Depth Market Research Report, 2021
sbwire.com - 2/15/2017 5:43:21 PM
The major drivers for marine grease include increasing demand of shipping due to growing economy of the costal (sea surrounded) countries around the world, increasing international ... there are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally ...
Fortunes diverge between Europe and US as euro falls to six-week lows and global stocks hit record highs
CITY A.M. - 2/22/2017 9:28:17 AM
The MSCI all-country world index, which measures the performance of stocks ... but have widened as investors raise the probability of a victory for Marine Le Pen in French elections. Le Pen, the Presidential candidate for the far-right National Front ...
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."
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 ...
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 ...