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
Libya releases three Russia merchant marine officers
United Press International - 10/25/2016 11:07:39 AM
MOSCOW, Oct. 25 (UPI) --Three Russian merchant marine officers detained in Libya since September 2015 were released, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. Seven crewmen of the oil tanker Mekhanik Chebotarev were released earlier, but the three ...
Hyundai Merchant may be sole bidder for Hanjin's Asia-U.S. route
YONHAP NEWS AGENCY - 10/27/2016 1:54:06 AM
SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., the country's No. 2 shipper, may be the sole bidder for its bigger local rival Hanjin Shipping Co.'s Asia-U.S. route, industry sources said Thursday. According to the sources, Hyundai Merchant ...
World Fleet Growth: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again?
Marine Link - 10/26/2016 6:41:37 AM
Overall, the world fleet increased by 463m GT between the start of 2005 and the end of 2012, compared to a 150m GT expansion between 1996 and the end of 2004. At the start of October 2016 the global merchant fleet totalled 92,413 ships of a combined 1.2bn GT.
Longtime Norristown Man, World War II Merchant Marine, Passes At 89
Patch - 10/10/2016 12:15:33 PM
He was a Eucharistic Minister and over 50 yr. participant at Malvern Retreat House. Gus served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War ll.. His Army service following the war as a radio repairman led Gus to a long employment with the Borroughs ...
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 ...
Soviet Merchant Marine
globalsecurity.org - 9/6/2011 11:59:22 PM
In World War II, the Merchant Marine became virtually ... reportedly calling at more than 800 ports in over 90 countries. The Soviet merchant marine was a prime mover in the high pressure move which led to the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
World War II Shows Why We Need the Merchant Marine
Time - 4/21/2016 6:02:42 PM
Exactly how to maintain a healthy Merchant Marine for ... role than in World War II, and a glance back at what happened then offers some perspective for the debate today. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter ...
The Merchant Marine Were the Unsung Heroes of World War II
Smithsonian.com - 5/26/2016 11:19:06 PM
“He was associated with rotgut whiskey, waterfront brawls and quickie strikes that held up big passenger ships at New York, New Orleans and San Francisco . . .” The era was the earliest stages of the United States’ involvement in World War ...
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."
Hyundai Merchant Marine Falls on Concern Over Debt Plan
gCaptain - 6/7/2016 11:54:59 PM
(Bloomberg) — Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., South Korea’s second-biggest shipping ... The stock traded at 16,250 won as of 12:56 p.m. in Seoul. Hanjin Shipping, the country’s biggest container liner, dropped as much as 9.2 percent.
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darlingmagazine.org - 10/24/2016 10:11:34 AM
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Washington Post - 10/26/2016 10:02:03 AM
Clinton, he said, is colluding with international bankers to undermine the nation and control the world. She pretends to help working ... That is because the United States is a country in which hate-motivated behavior is not tolerated by the majority ...
Infographics : Top Merchant Vessels Owner Countries in 2012
marineinsight.com - 12/27/2015 11:55:01 PM
As shipping companies around the world increase the size ... we have mentioned the top maritime countries that have the largest fleet of merchant vessels according to the total gross tonnage. Raunek Kantharia is a marine engineer turned maritime writer ...
www.britannica.com - 10/19/2016 11:53:33 PM
At the end of World War II the United States operated nearly half the world’s oceangoing merchant marine, and Great Britain had another ... Many ships owned in other countries operate under Liberian or Panamanian registry to avoid the heavy taxes and ...