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
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen set sail after graduation
The Island Now - 6/23/2016 1:10:15 AM
Two hundred and twenty-nine midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy graduated from the academy on Saturday and will move on to various positions serving the country. Merchant Marine Academy Superintendent Rear Admiral James A. Helis said ...
Hyundai Merchant Marine in Talks to Join 2M Alliance
The Wall Street Journal - 6/23/2016 4:59:19 AM
SEOUL—Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., one of South Korea’s major shipping lines, has entered negotiations to join the world’s largest shipping alliance as it struggles to survive an industry slump. The move to join the 2M alliance comes as the flagship ...
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen hails Brexit, calls for French referendum
Hindustan Times - 6/24/2016 9:08:40 AM
File photo of Marine Le Pen, leader of French far-right party Front National ... As I have been asking for years we must now have the same referendum in France and EU countries,” the National Front (FN) leader tweeted. The eurosceptic, anti-immigration ...
Brexit: World reacts to Britain votes to leave the EU
Al JAZEERA - 6/24/2016 9:58:47 AM
US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump applauded the UK's vote to leave, saying "they took their country back, it's a great thing". He arrived at his Turnberry course in Scotland, and said, "People are angry all over the world", adding worries ...
Maudsley appointed to U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
wiltonbulletin.com - 6/24/2016 12:07:38 PM
John Maudsley, a 2016 Wilton High School graduate, has accepted an offer of appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA ... The opportunity to travel the world while enrolled at the academy was another “huge factor,” John said, as well ...
World reacts as Britain votes to leave EU
oneindia.com - 6/24/2016 7:21:18 AM
he tweeted Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right Front National party, has welcomed the result. She said she also wants a similar referendum in France. "From #Brexit to #Frexit: It's now time to import democracy to our country. The French must ...
How world politicians reacted to Brexit
Times of Malta - 6/24/2016 9:08:40 AM
"All countries around the world will have to brace themselves for a period of possible turbulence while being watchful about, and alert to, the referendum's medium term impacts." French far-right leader Marine Le Pen "Victory for freedom! As I have been ...
World leaders send their condolences... and congratulations to UK
CNBC - 6/24/2016 9:44:28 AM
Former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair on Sky News: "I'm very sad, I'm very sad for our country, for Europe, for the world, actually ... Time for a Dutch referendum! #ByeByeEU" - Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National movement in France ...
Hyundai Merchant Surges as It Seeks to Join 2M Shipping Alliance
Yahoo Finance - 6/23/2016 3:40:34 AM
Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. gained the most in three weeks in Seoul trading on optimism a restructuring plan for South Korea’s second-biggest container liner will get a boost as it seeks to join the world’s largest shipping alliance. The company has ...
What European Country Could ‘Brexit’ Next?
FORTUNE - 6/23/2016 11:28:51 PM
In Italy, much of public anger focuses on the impact of the euro on the country’s economy. The Eurozone’s third-largest economy, Italy’s debt-to-GDP ratio (currently above 130%, fifth-highest in the world ... once his daughter Marine took over ...
Following Brexit referendum, Cameron says he will resign by October
Japan Times - 6/24/2016 10:05:56 AM
Quitting the EU could cost Britain access to the EU’s trade barrier-free single market and mean it must seek new trade accords with countries around the world. The United Kingdom ... French National Front leader Marine Le Pen declared “Victory for ...
Macau Daily Times - 6/23/2016 7:54:06 PM
SOUTH CHINA SEA Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visits the Natuna islands in a move designed to send a message about the country’s commitment to ... restrictions imposed after a former U.S. Marine was accused of raping and murdering a ...
New Zealand: 97 percent of NZ trade is transported by ship, and going up
BYM News & Magazine - 6/23/2016 6:42:31 PM
“We are an island nation that is distant from the rest of the world and almost wholly dependent on efficient, competitive shipping to carry our trade. Without it, our country simply could ... million seafarers on 50,000 merchant ships.
World leaders react to historic Brexit vote
The Tribune India - 6/24/2016 7:21:18 AM
The following are reactions from world leaders ... also for the EU.” MARINE LE PEN, HEAD OF FRENCH FAR-RIGHT NATIONAL FRONT PARTY: “Victory for freedom! We now need to hold the same referendum in France and in (other) EU countries.”
CT vet served country as Marine, Air Force Reservist
Eye Witness News 3 - 6/23/2016 3:11:56 AM
Henry Lojkuc said his military career has taken him many places such as Qatar, Afghanistan and Austria “I met my wife in Vienna through another Marine and we've been ... But, the call to serve his country never went away, so he joined the United States ...