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
Merchant Marine uncle had many tales to tell
BND - 2/9/2016 12:58:33 AM
Uncle Hack;s Merchant Marine service to his country was no less important than my dad’s Navy ... stories to my young mind that influenced me to leave home and see the world. His stories and gifts from all over the world would light up my mind.
Stevie Vogel Releases ADVENTURE ACROSS THE WORLD
Broadway World - 2/4/2016 12:10:12 PM
A world view of people and their countries became the main interest, Stevie wanted to see the world firsthand so the merchant marine offered a chance to sail just anywhere. Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Stevie Vogel's captivating ...
The State of the World’s Oceans
UConn Today - 2/10/2016 3:16:22 PM
(iStock Photo) Two UConn Avery Point faculty were among 600 marine experts from many countries who participated in the recent United Nation’s World Ocean Assessment, a global inventory of the state of the marine environment and problems threatening to ...
Cyber World: Safer Seas via Phantom Ships
Marine Link - 2/1/2016 2:36:56 PM
Are we that far away from phantom fully autonomous vessels plying the world’s seas ... Business Division of Marine Transportation Department and is also an Associate Professor of Nautical Science at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Inside Amazon’s Nefarious Plan to Take Over World Supply Chain
bidnessetc.com - 2/9/2016 6:02:11 PM
Just imagine yourself as a merchant ... presence around the world is already being felt. The ecommerce powerhouse has ramped up efforts to make sure it becomes a common household name. Establishing a strong presence in different countries will help the ...
Antifouling Coating Market Worth $2.43 Billion By 2022: Grand View Research, Inc.
The Street - 2/10/2016 12:17:24 PM
Increasing number of merchant fleets on account of improvement of ship-based logistics in emerging markets including India, Brazil and Middle East countries is expected to drive market growth for coatings. Rising importance of Floating Production Storage ...
U.S. Team Named For 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
Team USA - 2/9/2016 10:05:34 PM
“We’re very excited to showcase why we’re the top-ranked team in the world in Italy,” said Ian ... U.S. athletes have also represented their country in the military with six from the Army and two from the Marine Corps. Jason Kimball (Charlotte ...
The A-J Remembers: Thomas Esparza served late in World War II
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - 2/7/2016 11:02:13 AM
There was an ominous overtone about basic training in the fiercely contested latter stages of World War II. In Europe ... and from there loaded us onto a Merchant Marine ship. “We went straight to England,” he said. When the ship docked, they stayed ...
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 ...
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 ...
Save country’s maritime sector’
Dhaka Tribune - 2/7/2016 7:44:47 PM
Even after having world class eligibility and experience, the marine academy graduates have been facing visa complexity while working in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and USA over the last several years, said the graduates. “Even the neighbouring country ...
Indian Navy held International Fleet Review 2016 at Viskhapatnam, along with 22 countries
PrepSure - 2/8/2016 4:41:39 AM
In addition to 65 Indian Naval warships and three IN (Indian Navy) Submarines, the Review also included 24 foreign ships, two ships from the Indian Coast Guard and three from Mercantile Marine. Several enthralling waterfront activities by sail boats ...
American Merchant Marine Museum Reopens – World War II Japanese Surrender Sword Analyzed by Metropolitan Museum of Art Expert
Long Island - 8/26/2015 12:30:32 PM
orld War II Japanese Surrender Sword Analyzed by Metropolitan Museum of Art Exper - See more at: http://www.usmma.edu/american-merchant-marine-museum-reopens-%E2%80%93-world-war-ii-japanese-surrender-sword-analyzed#sthash.Nmln1bOp.dpuf World War II ...
World War II Merchant Marine Memorial Finally Gets a Head
NBC Bay Area - 12/1/2011 11:57:36 PM
... Marines have long complained their contributions during World War II went unnoticed, even though they suffered heavy casualties. “We lost thousands of men,” said retired Merchant Marine captain Mark Shafer. “In fact, we never would’ve won ...
Torpedoed for Life: World War II Combat Veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine
amazon.com - 10/21/2013 11:55:20 PM
A good number of Merchant Marine WW II combat veterans have poured out their memories in this book. They tell about what they did on their ships for their country to supply the needs of our fighting men and those of our allies all over the earth.