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
The Birth Of World Gym
The Huffington Post - 7/26/2016 2:54:17 AM
Joe was a merchant marine and wanted to go back out to sea ... So, he decided to open a bigger and better gym and call it World Gym - Owner Joe Gold. This actually sufficed and the gym opened up on Main Street in Santa Monica Almost immediately all ...
China unveils 'world's largest seaplane'
CNN - 7/25/2016 3:45:34 AM
Hong Kong (CNN)China has completed what it describes as the world's largest seaplane. The amphibious AG600 is about the size of a Boeing 737 and will be used to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue ... as the country pushes to greatly expand ...
World's largest seaplane unveiled by Chinese state company
The Guardian - 7/25/2016 7:34:38 AM
which can be used fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean itself off dependence on foreign ...
Marine Harvest leaves SalmonChile
FIS - 7/26/2016 6:10:32 PM
The Chilean subsidiary of the largest salmon producer in the world, Marine Harvest, has decided to leave the trade ... regulations to make sustainable salmon production in the country," he stressed. In this sense, the firm considers that the right way ...
Hyundai Merchant Marine : Signs Deal to Join 2 Million Alliance
4 Traders - 7/14/2016 6:57:35 AM
SEOUL--Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. (011200.SE), one ... through approval procedures in each member country, it said. The 2M alliance -- made up of Maersk Line, the A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S shipping unit, the world's biggest container line by capacity ...
Hyundai Merchant joins world's largest shipping alliance
THE KOREA TIMES - 7/14/2016 7:14:53 PM
Financially troubled Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. has become a member of the world's largest shipping alliance, 2M, meeting all prerequisites set by its creditors to avert court receivership, the shipper's main creditor said Thursday. In April, its ...
NetCents Now Available Around the World – Accepting Consumer Deposits in 194 Countries
University Chronicle - 7/25/2016 9:00:32 AM
As consumers shift from traditional payments to digital alternatives, this expansion, along with the early adoption of the Company’s Merchant API for businesses ... for deposits from 194 Countries around the World, providing you with the freedom to ...
On World Mangrove Day, 9 things to know about these tough plants
Mongabay - 7/26/2016 8:19:23 PM
The babies of many reef fish spend months in holey wood burrowed through by marine worms. Mangrove species derive from ... In Indonesia, shrimp farming is the cause of 44 percent of the country’s mangrove deforestation, though what remains is still ...
China unveils world’s largest seaplane, aimed at fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues
Japan Times - 7/24/2016 5:26:58 AM
BEIJING – China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean ... for fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues, it said. At around the size ...
The world’s largest amphibious airplane was just unveiled in China
The Verge - 7/25/2016 12:13:49 PM
the world’s largest seaplane, was rolled out by a state-run Chinese company last week, which experts say is the country’s latest effort to bolster its nascent aviation industry. The plane is roughly the size of a Boeing 737, has a range of 2,800 miles ...
China shows off world’s largest long-range amphibious aircraft
Hindustan Times - 7/24/2016 9:19:02 PM
(AFP) China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country’s program to wean ... for fighting forest fires and performing marine rescues, it said. Officials of Aviation ...
In the World of Cross-Border Shopping, Not Everything Can Cross Borders
Multichannel Merchant - 7/26/2016 2:54:17 AM
With all of the fine details on the forefront of a new cross-border merchant’s mind, something like compliance can seem like a nonissue. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Since customs regulations can vary wildly by country, expanding into cross ...
Is it a boat? Is it a plane? China builds one of world’s largest amphibious aircraft (VIDEOS)
RT - 7/24/2016 6:12:55 PM
Intended for marine missions and fighting forest fires, the AG600 was unveiled in Zhuhai in the southern Guangdong province on July 23. The plane – which can take off from land or water – is seen as an aviation “milestone” for the country ...
GMA sets up system to ensure clean marine environment
Ghana Web - 7/26/2016 12:38:16 AM
The move is in line with the organisation’s mission of ensuring a clean marine environment by protecting Ghana ... to work to ensure that the highest standards in the maritime world were achieved. Code of Conduct The statement said the United Nations ...
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 international trade is a complex question. U.S. flagged ships are more expensive to operate than ships from many foreign countries ... it play a greater role than in World War II, and a glance back ...