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
Charges brought against Marine Harvest for environmental breaches
FIS - 7/30/2015 5:27:24 PM
According to what the entity reported, under the work programme of the National Control Network (RENFA), led by SMA, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine (DIRECTEMAR) and the National Fisheries and ...
Container shipping lines returning to Iran in droves
Arabian Spply Chain - 7/30/2015 5:45:54 AM
Korean carrier HMM (Hyundai Merchant Marine), resumed services to and from Shahid ... Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has headed a delegation visiting the country, as has Diego Aponte, CEO of the world's second-largest container carrier MSC, a close partner ...
Metamora man calls on the government to allow veteran benefits for Merchant Marines
The Oakland Press - 7/25/2015 11:06:47 AM
“We were under Navy contract, had DOD identification cards in case of capture, were fired upon, received hazardous duty pay, had service club privileges, FPO, PX, medical in country and ... of the Merchant Marine during World War II, which he says ...
What The War Wrought: India's Second World War Experience
The New Indian Express - 7/27/2015 5:42:18 AM
Title: The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War; Author: Yasmin Khan ... who were the backbone of the merchant marine, and the armed forces' vital support staff - tailors, cobblers, washermen, nurses, farmers, labourers, even prostitutes.
Treasures: Balinese piece likely meant for tourists
The Telegraph - 8/3/2015 2:52:20 PM
My brother was in the Merchant Marine around the end of World War II. He picked this up in Bali and brought ... were made to be picked up by tourists as they entered or left the country.
Countries with the largest merchant marine Countries with the largest merchant marine
Mongabay - 8/3/2015 9:04:34 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 ...
Putin OKs maritime code calling for strong Atlantic presence
Newsbug Information - 7/27/2015 6:53:53 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new version of the country's maritime doctrine that calls for maintaining a strong Russian presence in the Atlantic Ocean amid concerns about NATO expansion. The doctrine, which covers naval, merchant marine ...
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 ...
How World War II, a POW boat and a chocolate bar connected two families forever
Orange County Register - 7/28/2015 7:21:20 AM
He became a merchant marine, sailing on ships around the world for four years ... Germans needed a sponsor and a background check before being allowed into the country), and in 1952, they moved to the United States. Heinrich Goedecke became a manufacturer ...
Greece says boat with 150-200 migrants located adrift in Mediterranean
Zee News - 7/21/2015 4:02:02 AM
Athens: Greek authorities say a boat carrying 150 to 200 migrants has been located adrift in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and two merchant ships have reached it to offer help or evacuate the vessel if necessary. The Merchant Marine Ministry said late ...
Tables turned at Galloway restaurant: EHT's Marco Polo gives talk, receives award from SAR
Shore News Today - 8/1/2015 11:55:45 AM
“I’ve helped many veterans from across the country get their disability benefits for ... “I talk about Italy, World War II, the Merchant Marine and how lucky we are to be in America.” He said he moved to Atlantic County 34 years ago.
Protecting the Untamed Seas
New York Times - 7/31/2015 1:01:22 PM
Mare liberum has been central in fostering free trade and global commerce by keeping merchant ... countries that previously opposed such a treaty — including Norway and the United States — now support the United Nations’ efforts. Creating marine ...
World Fuel Services Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings
Market Watch - 7/30/2015 4:05:41 AM
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 ...
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
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."