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, 2012See also: Merchant marine map
Nazi U Boat wreck gives glimpse of World War II battle fought at US doorstep
The Christian Science Monitor - 10/22/2014 5:24:13 PM
Lodged beneath sand and silt, scientists have uncovered two vessels off the coast of North Carolina that provide new insight into the events of World ... the country's doorstep, says David Alberg, superintendent of the NOAA's Monitor National Marine ...
National Oceanic Researchers Discover Two World War II Vessels on Atlantic Ocean Floor off North Carolina
Viral Global News - 10/23/2014 7:21:44 AM
It was the summer day of July 15 in 1942 when 19 merchant ships, escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard ... the remains of the soldiers and it would be honored as a war grave. The country also shared they would not be involved in any project to acquire remnants ...
Global Graphite Demand Is Set to Grow in Years Ahead, States Merchant Research & Consulting in Its Topical Research Study
WKRG News 5 - 10/23/2014 2:52:43 PM
In 2013, the country accounted for a 68% ... 2014 Market Review and Forecast elaborated by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd is now available at mcgroup.co.uk The report provides a deep research of the world graphite industry, presenting access to the ...
Merchant Marine vets' WWII contribution recognized at Apple Valley ceremony
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 9/24/2014 11:55:21 PM
As a member of the Merchant Marine during World War II, James Harris faced Kamikaze attacks ... "But patriotism was high, and he wanted to serve his country in war." Men who joined the Merchant Marines volunteered to deliver troops, armaments, tanks ...
Wreck of WWII German U-boat found off North Carolina
CNN - 10/20/2014 11:53:08 PM
(CNN)-- A World ... merchant tanker Bluefields, which was part of a 24-ship U.S. convoy heading from Virginia to Key West, Florida, on July 14, 1942. "This is not just the discovery of a single shipwreck," said Joe Hoyt, chief scientist of NOAA's Office of ...
Researchers discover two vessels from WWII convoy battle off North Carolina coast
News Channel3 - 10/21/2014 11:30:29 PM
Two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic ... According to NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, the Bluefields was part of a group of 19 merchant ships escorted by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard en route from Norfolk ...
World Fuel Services Corporation to Host Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call
Yahoo Finance - 10/16/2014 8:01:40 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 ...
D-Day 70, 2014 WWII Mechant Marine Service Act
Marine Link - 6/6/2014 4:47:27 PM
During the 70th observance of D-Day, 10,000 surviving World War II American merchant marines, the International Organization ... It includes Department of Defense 2015 funding and the WWII Merchant Marine Service Act provision, authored by Butterfield ...
Truck by truck, Israel builds trade gateway to Arab world
Reuters - 7/1/2014 10:34:12 AM
Turkey’s Directorate General of Merchant Marine, part of that country’s transport ministry ... hopes that the Jewish state can become a commercial gateway to the Arab world. Israel plans to invest at least 6 billion shekels ($1.7 billion) in ...
Man has ‘bone to pick’ with post-WWII treatment of merchant mariners
Times and Democrat - 8/10/2014 4:10:20 AM
Charles Hilderbrand enlisted in the Merchant Marine at the tender age of 17 while a junior ... Hilderbrand, served his country during World War I. Upon completing basic training, the graduates traveled by train to San Francisco, California.
Turkey Ratifies Ballast Water Convention
maritimeprofessional.com - 10/14/2014 1:58:58 PM
Turkey today, October 14, ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004, bringing the number of Contracting States to 43 countries, representing approximately 32.54% of world merchant shipping ... Sekimizu during the Marine Environment ...
Historical Potpourri: Merchant Marine and Military Cemetery
Ruidoso News - 10/9/2014 3:37:57 PM
as a "memorial to Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II wherever they are." On various headstones there was money. These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their lives while serving in America's military ...
No need for ban on travel, trade despite Ebola, says International Maritime Organization
interaksyon.com - 10/27/2014 1:33:24 AM
The IMO is the United Nations agency tasked to monitor the well-being and status of the 1.2 million seafarers serving the international merchant marine fleet ... of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 22.
Boswell, Nellie Staples
The News & Advance - 10/28/2014 3:41:04 AM
He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II and in 1949 ... member of the Rucker Family Society and attended Rucker family reunions throughout the country. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will forever remain ...