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
New Zealand. Recruiting 42,500 ships officers! NZ promoting maritime careers
BYM News & Magazine - 9/2/2015 7:50:13 AM
“Our country’s training is internationally recognised ... Many Kiwis work on cruise ships, luxury yachts and merchant ships travelling the world using qualifications earned in New Zealand. Others go home each night after work, and there are jobs ...
Shipping Giants Reduce Sailings on World’s Busiest Route
Wall Street Journal - 8/19/2015 6:00:57 PM
LONDON—Major container shipping lines are slashing sailings on the world’s busiest shipping route between ... The G6 Alliance—comprising Singapore’s APL; South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine 011200-6.47 %; Japan’s Mitsui OSK 9104-0.52 % ...
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 ... vulnerable to enemy attack during World War II. “I wanted to see the world and help save the country. I saw Big Ben,” said Berthelot, 85, in an interview at the Ocala Palms home he shares ...
William MacCulloch, 78
Salem News - 8/28/2015 12:53:48 AM
Bill was a devoted United States Merchant Marine and traveled the world in service of his country. He worked as a Service Engineer for Aqua Chem in WI, NJ and CT and started his own business as a Maritime Equipment Manufacturer’s Representative working ...
Where to go to college if you want the highest starting salary
Washington Post - 8/27/2015 11:32:05 AM
The college graduates who earn the most money over the course of their first five years in the professional world tend to have earned their ... at $78,000; United States Merchant Marine Academy is fifth, at $77,900; and California Institute of Technology ...
Ellington Obituary: Chester Zych, 93
Patch - 8/28/2015 3:16:58 AM
Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and received Advanced Marine Engineering Certification from Johns Hopkins University. He was a veteran of World War II and received commissions of Ensign U.S.M.M. and Lt. Jg U.S.N.R. Mr. Zych received the following ...
Former Marine: Credit union treated me unfairly
Military Times - 8/24/2015 7:03:37 AM
One of them is a former Marine who contends he was unfairly treated when his ... His three brothers, in the Merchant Marines, also were sending money to their wives through their Navy Federal accounts. The credit union closed their accounts as well, ...
Captain” James G. Kirk — Going Where No 90-Year-Old Has Gone Before
graysharbortalk.com - 8/24/2015 12:01:17 AM
Pre-World War II, Kirk was rejected for air service due to flat feet and sinus issues. That didn’t stop him. Determined to serve his country, Kirk joined the merchant marine instead. He served four years. Kirk was inducted into the Navy in 1950.
How iPay88 achieved more than 60% market share in Malaysia
MIS Asia - 8/31/2015 9:25:39 AM
Having secured more than 60 percent market share in its home country ... as Genting Resort World, Syarikat Air Negeri Sembilan (SAINS), Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS), The Star Publication, Bonuslink, Jobstreet, Tokio Marine, TuneTalk, and ...
Merchant Marine veterans of World War II still waiting for full compensation decades later
Oregonian - 11/10/2011 9:59:20 PM
But when World War II was over, the Merchant Marine's greatest advocate ... through the Suez Canal, past Cape Town to the country then known as Ceylon. His ships weren't attacked, but they took zig-zag routes to avoid the German submarines that plied ...
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
In this country, that's unthinkable ... A Needless Sinking," an essential reference work about the Merchant Marine of World War II. Click photo for larger image. "We marched and marched from morning until late at night," said Michael McKee, 78, of ...
Honoring World War II Merchant Marine Veterans | Commentary
Roll Call Online - 6/17/2015 11:30:23 AM
A small group of heroes is walking the halls of Congress this week, proudly sharing memories of the work they and friends long gone did more than 70 years ago to help the Allied forces win World War II. These men from the American Merchant Marine Veterans ...
Sam Johnson announces free annual U.S. Academy information session
North Texas e-News - 8/25/2015 1:54:38 AM
Students interested in seeking a nomination to the U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO), the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY), the U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), and the U.S. Merchant ... the greatest country in the world that we ...
James Elsworth Chezem
Chronicle Tribune - 8/20/2015 4:59:31 AM
During and following World War II, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine as an engineer on troop and cargo ships ... He gave his talents to his country during war, was involved in community projects, and took an interest in helping children when he worked ...