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
IMO: Project Addressing Marine Bio-Invasions Completes
World Maritime News - 3/28/2017 12:22:43 PM
Launched in 2007 after an initial four-year phase, the program has been assisting developing countries ... Directors of the Merchant Marine Fund (CDFMM), Brazil, has agreed to finance basis BRL 2.15 billion ... The phase 2 of the DP World Brisbane ...
Falklands/Honduras to share experiences in marine coastal resources management
MercoPress - 3/24/2017 7:08:19 PM
Honduras and UK South Atlantic British Overseas Territories, mainly Falkland Islands are to share scientific experiences and develop potential projects that could enhance the Central American country's management of its marine coastal resources.
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 ...
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 ...
What is the country with the largest merchant marine fleet in the world?
www.quora.com - 3/17/2016 11:59:10 PM
Often, animals in captivity become mentally ill. This should not be surprising, that a highly intelligent animal with complex emotions would lose her mind when in captivity, just like people in solitary confinement or jail lose their minds. This particular ...
Hyundai Merchant Marine pitching hard to secure 2M membership
hellenicshippingnews.com - 11/20/2016 10:25:29 PM
South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. is making last-minute pitch to get on the world’s largest shipping alliance 2M ... fielded by the Korean government to take the place of the country’s largest container liner. But the shipper which went ...
Don't overlook merchant marines as heroes: Cory Farley
Reno Gazette-Journal - 3/24/2017 1:07:25 AM
The men and women who fought World War II still loom in our history as The Greatest ... Alongside those icons -- Marines, soldiers (don't confuse the two) and Navy sailors -- the Merchant Marine is often overlooked. Without it, though, the others couldn ...
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 ...
France's Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions
BBC - 3/25/2017 10:46:03 AM
"We do not want to influence events in any way, but we reserve the right to talk to representatives of all the country's political ... together to save the world from globalism and Islamic fundamentalism. Moscow likes what Marine Le Pen has to say.
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."
Pillars of the West Shaken by ‘Brexit,’ but They’re Not Crumbling Yet
New York Times - 3/29/2017 9:08:15 AM
Some envision the country’s fate as being a European equivalent of Singapore, sovereign and respected, a partner eagerly sought by the rest of the world. Others warn that Britain could be left much more isolated than it is now, especially since European ...
Norwegian state-of-the art oceanic research ship to sail flying UN flag
FIS - 3/29/2017 2:44:42 PM
more sustainable use of marine resources, which are a major source of food and income for millions of the world's poorest people. Along the way, hundreds of scientists from survey countries — primarily in Africa but also in Asia and South America ...
www.britannica.com - 7/19/1998 11:57:34 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 ...
Essay: Britain strikes historic blow to EU; will go it alone
KSL - 3/29/2017 2:44:42 PM
It grew from the rubble of World War II, binding together former enemies whose common history was marred by centuries of bloody warfare. Most importantly, it represented a triumphant vision: The countries ... far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, strongly ...
Horton first woman to earn veteran status as WWII merchant mariner
The Daily Advance - 3/6/2017 5:03:31 AM
The documents officially designate her as a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. Her discharge date is Dec. 31, 1946. "It's closure to me," Horton said Friday, of his mother receiving the discharge document. "For me it's proof she served her country in ...