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  • By type: 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.
  • Foreign-owned: 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.
  • Registered in other countries: 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.
  • Registered in other countries per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Ships by type: Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all non-military ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc.; or a grouping of merchant ships by nationality o
  • Total: 1000 GRT or over
  • Total > Dwt: Dwt=Deadweight tonnage, a measure of the capacity of a cargo ship
  • Total > Dwt > Per $ GDP: Dwt=Deadweight tonnage, a measure of the capacity of a cargo ship Per $ GDP figures expressed per million $ gross domestic product
  • Total > GRT: GRT=Gross Register Tonnage
  • Total > GRT > Per $ GDP: GRT=Gross Register Tonnage Per $ GDP figures expressed per million $ gross domestic product
  • Total > GRT per capita: GRT=Gross Register Tonnage. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Total > Per capita: 1000 GRT or over Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Total per million: 1000 GRT or over. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Foreign-owned per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total > GRT > Per capita: GRT=Gross Register Tonnage Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total > Dwt > Per capita: Dwt=Deadweight tonnage, a measure of the capacity of a cargo ship Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total > Per $ GDP: 1000 GRT or over Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Total > Dwt per capita: Dwt=Deadweight tonnage, a measure of the capacity of a cargo ship. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
STAT Peru United States HISTORY
A note includes a foreign-owned ship registered here as a flag of convenience: <a href=/country/us><a href=/country/us>United States</a></a> 1 (2002 est.) includes some foreign-owned <a href=/kp/ships>ships</a> registered here as a flag of convenience: <a href=/country/as><a href=/country/as>Australia</a></a> 1, <a href=/country/ca>Canada</a> 4, <a href=/country/da><a href=/country/da>Denmark</a></a> 15, <a href=/country/fr>France</a> 1, <a href=/country/gm><a href=/country/gm>Germany</a></a> 1, <a href=/country/nl>Netherlands</a> 3, <a href=/country/no><a href=/country/no>Norway</a></a> 7, <a href=/country/rq>Puerto Rico</a> 4, <a href=/country/sn><a href=/country/sn>Singapore</a></a> 11, <a href=/country/sw>Sweden</a> 1, <a href=/country/uk><a href=/country/uk>United Kingdom</a></a> 3; also, the <a href=/country/us>US</a> owns 549 additional <a href=/kp/ships>ships</a> (1,000 <a href=/kp/GRT>GRT</a> or over) totaling 29,616,347 <a href=/kp/DWT>DWT</a> that operate under the registries of <a href=/country/ac>Antigua and Barbuda</a>, <a href=/country/as>Australia</a>, <a href=/country/bf>The Bahamas</a>, <a href=/country/bh>Belize</a>, <a href=/country/bd>Bermuda</a>, <a href=/country/cb>Cambodia</a>, <a href=/country/ca>Canada</a>, <a href=/country/cj>Cayman Islands</a>, <a href=/country/cy>Cyprus</a>, <a href=/country/fi>Finland</a>, <a href=/country/gi><a href=/country/gi>Gibraltar</a></a>, <a href=/country/hk>Hong Kong</a> (<a href=/country/ch>China</a>), <a href=/country/id>Indonesia</a>, <a href=/country/im>Isle of Man</a>, <a href=/country/it>Italy</a>, <a href=/country/li>Liberia</a>, <a href=/country/mt>Malta</a>, <a href=/country/rm>Marshall Islands</a>, <a href=/country/nl><a href=/country/nl>Netherlands</a></a>, <a href=/country/no>Norway</a>, <a href=/country/no>Norway</a> (<a href=/kp/NIS>NIS</a>), <a href=/country/pm>Panama</a>, <a href=/country/pe>Peru</a>, <a href=/country/rp>Philippines</a>, <a href=/country/vc>Saint Vincent and the Grenadines</a>, <a href=/country/sn><a href=/country/sn>Singapore</a></a>, <a href=/country/tn>Tonga</a>, <a href=/kp/UK>UK</a>, <a href=/country/nh>Vanuatu</a>, and <a href=/country/wf>Wallis and Futuna</a> (2002 est.)
By type cargo 2, chemical tanker 2, liquefied gas 2, petroleum tanker 7 barge carrier 6, bulk carrier 58, cargo 58, carrier 3, chemical tanker 30, container 87, passenger 18, passenger/cargo 56, petroleum tanker 45, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 27, vehicle carrier 27
Foreign-owned None
None

Note includes a foreign-owned ship registered here as a flag of convenience: US 1 includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Australia 1, Canada 4, Denmark 15, France 1, Germany 1, Netherlands 3, Norway 7, Puerto Rico 4, Singapore 11, Sweden 1, United Kingdom 3; also, the US owns 549 additional ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 29,616,347 DWT that operate under the registries of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Finland, Gibraltar, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Isle of Man, Italy, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Netherlands, Norway, Norway (NIS), Panama, Peru, Philippines, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Tonga, UK, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna
Registered in other countries 13
Ranked 65th.
794
Ranked 6th. 61 times more than Peru

Registered in other countries per million 0.444
Ranked 74th.
2.37
Ranked 52nd. 5 times more than Peru

Ships by type cargo 4, petroleum tanker 1 barge carrier 2, bulk 71, cargo 26, chemical tanker 13, combination bulk 2, combination ore/oil 1, container 79, freighter 15, heavy lift carrier 3, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 73, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 46, short-sea passenger 2, specialized tanker 2, vehicle carrier 9
Total 22
Ranked 91st.
393
Ranked 26th. 18 times more than Peru

Total > Dwt 119,615 Dwt
Ranked 96th.
12.62 million Dwt
Ranked 16th. 105 times more than Peru

Total > Dwt > Per $ GDP 0.667 Dwt per million $ of GDP
Ranked 108th.
1 Dwt per million $ of GDP
Ranked 102nd. 51% more than Peru

Total > GRT 76,220 GRT
Ranked 103th.
10.31 million GRT
Ranked 17th. 135 times more than Peru

Total > GRT > Per $ GDP 0.418 GRT per million $ of GDP
Ranked 109th.
0.802 GRT per million $ of GDP
Ranked 104th. 92% more than Peru

Total > GRT per capita 0.00269 GRT
Ranked 121st.
0.0342 GRT
Ranked 74th. 13 times more than Peru

Total > Per capita 0.441 per 1 million people
Ranked 73th.
1.39 per 1 million people
Ranked 108th. 3 times more than Peru

Total per million 0.444
Ranked 121st.
1.35
Ranked 103th. 3 times more than Peru

Foreign-owned per million 0.0342
Ranked 98th.
0.278
Ranked 79th. 8 times more than Peru

Total > GRT > Per capita 2.66 GRT per 1,000 people
Ranked 126th.
34.23 GRT per 1,000 people
Ranked 78th. 13 times more than Peru

Total > Dwt > Per capita 4.17 Dwt per 1,000 people
Ranked 123th.
41.9 Dwt per 1,000 people
Ranked 78th. 10 times more than Peru

Total > Per $ GDP 0.043 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 118th. 23% more than United States
0.035 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 119th.

Total > Dwt per capita 0.00422 Dwt
Ranked 119th.
0.0419 Dwt
Ranked 74th. 10 times more than Peru

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, December 2003; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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