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
Journalist William Geroux spotlights the World War II sacrifice of men from small-town Virginia
Nashville Scene - 4/28/2016 9:04:41 AM
Young men who couldn't find work nearby historically left home to join the Merchant Marine. In The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-Boats, Geroux follows some of them into World War II. Geroux gives plenty of context for their ...
World War II Letters Reveal Unique Insights in Book
Broadway World - 4/29/2016 1:14:02 PM
Imagine being an 18-year-old off at war. Now picture yourself at that age as a Merchant Marine Corps sailor during the height of World War II. For Frank B. Bradshaw Jr., that was reality, and now others can live it alongside him through the release of his ...
Seafood companies sue Govt over marine sanctuary proposal
FIS - 4/29/2016 11:43:58 PM
The country’s leading seafood companies have jointly filed a ... that the proposed Bill will undermine the integrity of New Zealand’s 30-year-old world-leading quota management system (QMS) and the Maori Fisheries Settlement Act, "as a direct result ...
Millenials in the Merchant Marine
The Maritime Executive - 4/29/2016 6:43:19 PM
The merchant marine is seeing this same change ... we need a framework that supports sailor development as: Until the world's vessels are all remotely controlled, or our military forces no longer need supplies, we will need merchant mariners.
First it was Trump. Now Brits want to ban French far right leader Marine Le Pen.
Washington Post - 4/29/2016 11:40:59 AM
PARIS — First it was Donald Trump the British wanted to ban from entering their country. Now it’s Marine Le ... Muslims in France to its occupation by the Nazis in World War II. For many, that “Marine,” as she is known here, would even feel ...
World Fuel Services Corporation Announces Time Change For First Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call
The Street - 4/27/2016 5:26:57 PM
World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and territories ... payment solutions and merchant processing services to customers in the aviation, marine and land transportation ...
Hanjin Shipping, Hyundai Merchant Merger Talks in Air
maritimeprofessional.com - 4/27/2016 5:41:16 PM
A report in WSJ says that Hanjin Shipping Co has applied for a creditor-led debt restructuring to avoid bankruptcy, reviving talk of a possible merger with rival Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. (HMM ... the troubles in the country’s shipping and shipbuilding ...
World War II Shows Why We Need the Merchant Marine
Time - 4/21/2016 6:02:42 PM
U.S. flagged ships are more expensive to operate than ships from many foreign countries ... The Merchant Marine has played a critical role in every major American military conflict since the Revolution. Never did it play a greater role than in World ...
NPA pledges cooperation with World Bank on information to generate effective report
World Stage - 4/29/2016 9:17:49 AM
Iheanacho Ebubeogu; Executive Director Marine & Operations ... a big player in the maritime sector had a lot to give to the World Bank as a way of assisting in its efforts to support other countries considering port concession. The World Bank Team later ...
Marine Grease Market - Historical, Current and Projected Industry Size and Recent Industry Trends by 2020
sbwire.com - 4/27/2016 2:56:38 PM
http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/samples/2844 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 trade, development in ...
DP World Wins Limassol Breakbulk Concession
Break Bulk - 4/28/2016 6:15:52 PM
Shipping line P&O Maritime Cyprus, a wholly owned subsidiary of DP World, was simultaneously awarded a 15-year concession to exclusively provide port marine services such ... Cyprus is now the ninth country where DP World invests and operates within ...
World War II veteran on mission to recognize fellow vets
WKYT 27 - 4/28/2016 8:10:24 PM
Ohio (WTAP) -- A World ... in the country. Thirteen World War II vets at Brookdale Senior Center received their hats on Wednesday. Recipients represented all branches of the military, one was even wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. The Marine Corp League ...
The World's Bishwa-Kobi
The Daily Star - 4/29/2016 6:43:19 PM
The book was popular as a gift item, an index certainly of how admired he was in our part of the world as well as the English-speaking countries by then ... of true love did never run smooth”. From A Merchant of Venice: “The quality of mercy is ...
Late honor for some WWII veterans Around the country, those who served on Merchant Marine ships have had to struggle for recognition.
Philly - 12/18/2004 11:55:06 PM
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a local battle was won in the continuing campaign for recognition of the crucial role the U.S. Merchant Marine played in World War II ... Washington and in communities across the country for years. When the Marple wall was ...
China denies request for Hong Kong visit by U.S. carrier group - Pentagon | Reuters
Firstpost - 4/29/2016 6:00:22 PM
The Blue Ridge, the command ship of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, arrived in Hong Kong waters at 11:20 a.m. local time (0320 GMT) on Friday, according to the on-line log of the Hong Kong government's Marine Department ... of the "one country, two systems ...