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
Dialing for Dollars, Reaching for Relevance
maritimeprofessional.com - 3/6/2015 3:19:55 PM
As a recognized maritime policy expert, he writes the “U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review” published annually ... what hope do we have for building merchant training vessel for a country who thinks that Marad deserves less than one-half ...
4 World War II veterans from Western Pa. honored by French government
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 3/4/2015 11:43:22 PM
The French government awarded its highest decoration Wednesday to four World War II veterans from Western Pennsylvania ... Klimovich, 93, of Oakland; and Merchant Marine Howard W. Pfeifer, 91, of Franklin Park received the French Legion of Honor from ...
World Fuel Services Corporation Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend by 60%
Yahoo Finance - 3/3/2015 10:04:20 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 ...
Oil sails from Russia to Asia faster on smaller ships
MENAFN - 3/2/2015 5:33:30 PM
Oil buyers are hiring 30% more Aframax tankers compared with last year's average, potentially benefiting owners including Mitsubishi Corp, Hin Leong Trading and Sinokor Merchant Marine Co. The ... for more than half the world's crude, averaged 5.56 a ...
Morning Jac: Coast Guard Changing Gears
laxmagazine - 3/2/2015 11:52:53 PM
It started on Saturday with the opener against Merchant Marine ... was one of the top middies in the country during Coast Guard's club days, but now he and the rest of the Bears are transitioning the varsity world. (Coast Guard Athletics) "They didn ...
Engineering change for women and girls
South Coast Today - 3/6/2015 1:58:11 AM
We need your way of looking at the world As you think of the world as it is and ... When she earned a degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1986, less than 9 percent of her graduating class were women.
Jones Act debate aimed at shipping crude oil on domestic vessels
Philadelphia Daily News - 3/1/2015 11:54:05 PM
Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Aker Philadelphia Shipyard are practically neighbors in South Philadelphia, but they are worlds apart when it comes to a 1920 merchant-marine law known ... go out of business. After World War I, Congress barred foreign ...
Volk elected Navy League Tri-County president
Midland Daily News - 2/26/2015 11:54:39 AM
which has monthly meetings at the Saginaw Country Club from April to December. There are 43,000 world-wide members involved in support of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and their families. Additionally, the Navy League has two youth ...
A Land Remembered book lecture
Naples Daily News - 2/24/2015 9:58:19 PM
the Merchant Marine in World War II and more. The event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 16 at the Bonita Bay Club ballroom, 26660 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs. Dessert and coffee will be provided. Seating is limited. Tickets are $25 in ...
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 age 16. Just months after signing up, he was on the high seas en route to England and France with troops and critical supplies, vulnerable to enemy attack during World War II. “I wanted to see the ...
Countries with the largest merchant marine
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 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 ...
China’s year in the Arctic
Anchorage Daily News - 3/3/2015 11:58:52 PM
Hundreds of millions of people in China, across Asia and in diaspora communities around the world rang in the new lunar new year ... effort signals that it is preparing for more of its merchant marine vessels to sail in the Arctic. One of just two private ...
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."
Theresa Neuhoff: Vermilion native's Navy commitment is to be admired
The News-Herald - 3/2/2015 12:40:01 PM
He left BG to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, which he graduated from in 1993 ... Today, March 3, 2015, he and millions of other service members around the world commemorate 100 years of the United States Navy Reserve. It’s an organization ...