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Definition: This entry provides the total and the number of each type of privately or publicly owned commercial ship for each country; military ships are not included; the five ships by type include: bulk carrier – for cargo such as coal, grain, cement, ores, and gravel; container ship – for loads in truck-size containers, a transportation system called containerization; general cargo – also referred to as break-bulk carriers – for a wide range of packaged merchandise, such as textiles, furniture, and machinery; oil tanker – for crude oil and petroleum products; other – including chemical carriers, dredgers, liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, refrigerated cargo ships (called reefers), tugboats, passenger vessels (cruise and ferry), and offshore supply ships.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Merchant marine varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2019

See also: Merchant marine bar chart

 

CountryMerchant marineYear
Indonesia9,0532018
Panama7,9142018
Japan5,2992018
China4,6102018
United States3,6922018
Singapore3,5262018
Liberia3,3212018
Russia2,6252018
Hong Kong2,6152018
Malta2,2052018
Korea, South1,8972018
Vietnam1,8632018
India1,7192018
Malaysia1,7042018
Philippines1,6152018
Norway1,5812018
United Kingdom1,5702018
Bahamas, The1,4182018
Italy1,4052018
Greece1,3432018
Turkey1,2772018
Netherlands1,2332018
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines8892018
Antigua and Barbuda8532018
Thailand8072018
Brazil7912018
Belize7642018
Iran7202018
Denmark6682018
Canada6572018
Germany6292018
Mexico6172018
United Arab Emirates6162018
Portugal5762018
Nigeria5762018
Australia5632018
France5552018
Honduras5502018
Sierra Leone4692018
Ukraine4172018
Vanuatu4052018
Egypt3892018
Saudi Arabia3802018
Cambodia3642018
Sweden3592018
Bangladesh3292018
Tanzania3292018
Togo3272018
Azerbaijan3132018
Korea, North2742018
Venezuela2692018
Taiwan2672018
Mongolia2652018
Bahrain2592018
Finland2592018
Tuvalu2542018
Saint Kitts and Nevis2402018
Chile2222018
Comoros2182018
Belgium1922018
Papua New Guinea1732018
Argentina1672018
Cayman Islands1652018
Kuwait1582018
Luxembourg1522018
Moldova1512018
Poland1482018
Qatar1402018
Ecuador1372018
Croatia1312018
Barbados1212018
Kazakhstan1212018
Spain1192019
Romania1122018
New Zealand1112018
Kiribati1112018
Algeria1062018
Colombia1022018
Trinidad and Tobago1022018
Brunei1002018
Dominica1002018
Libya982018
Peru952018
Burma952018
Ireland882018
South Africa882018
Morocco872018
Sri Lanka872018
Georgia822018
Bulgaria802018
Iraq802018
Paraguay802018
Estonia742018
Turkmenistan722018
Latvia682018
Tunisia662018
Lithuania612018
Fiji602018
Albania602018
Uruguay572018
Angola552018
Guyana552018
Lebanon552018
Pakistan532018
Oman512018
Bolivia492018
Ghana442018
Cape Verde432018
Jamaica432018
Israel422018
Cuba412018
Equatorial Guinea382018
Iceland332018
Tonga332018
Jordan322018
Yemen312018
Switzerland302019
Gabon292018
Madagascar282018
Mauritius282018
Senegal282018
Mozambique272018
Congo, Democratic Republic of the272018
Seychelles242018
Solomon Islands232018
Dominican Republic232018
Kenya222018
Syria212018
Cameroon192018
Sudan182018
Congo, Republic of the162018
Djibouti152018
Cote d'Ivoire152018
Sao Tome and Principe152018
Samoa132018
Montenegro122018
Ethiopia112018
Costa Rica112018
New Caledonia102018
Suriname102018
Namibia102018
Guinea-Bissau92018
Gambia, The92018
Eritrea92018
Guatemala92018
Greenland82018
Slovenia82018
Mauritania72018
Grenada62018
Benin62018
Belarus52018
Somalia52018
Nicaragua52018
Haiti42018
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)32018
El Salvador22018
Guinea12018
Niger12018
Laos12017
Macau12018
Zambia12017
Uganda12017