Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Transport > Merchant marine > Registered in other countries

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.


1 United Arab Emirates 253 2010
2 Syria 166 2010
3 Iran 71 2010
4 Saudi Arabia 55 2010
5 Israel 48 2010
6 Kuwait 45 2010
7 Egypt 42 2010
8 Qatar 35 2010
9 Lebanon 34 2010
10 Jordan 16 2010
11 Oman 15 2010
12 Yemen 14 2010
13 Libya 6 2010
14 Bahrain 5 2010
15 Morocco 4 2010
16 Iraq 2 2010
=17 Tunisia 1 2010
=17 Algeria 1 2005


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