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NATO countries Compared by Transport > Merchant marine > Foreign-owned

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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY NOTE
1 Slovakia 21 2010
2 Poland 2 2008
3 Portugal None 2013 81 (Belgium 8, Colombia 1, Denmark 4, Germany 14, Greece 2, Italy 12, Japan 9, Mexico 1, Norway 2, Spain 18, Sweden 3, Switzerland 3, US 4)
4 Turkey None 2013 1 (Italy 1)
5 Italy None 2013 90 (Denmark 4, France 2, Greece 7, Luxembourg 14, Netherlands 2, Nigeria 1, Norway 6, Singapore 1, Sweden 1, Switzerland 13, Taiwan 10, Turkey 4, UK 2, US 23)
6 Romania None 2013 1 (Russia 1)
7 Norway None 2013 81 (Bermuda 24, Canada 1, Cyprus 1, Denmark 7, France 5, Iceland 2, Lithuania 1, Saudi Arabia 3, Sweden 27, US 10)
8 Albania None 2013 1 (Turkey 1)
9 Bulgaria None 2013 14 (Germany 12, Russia 2)
10 Belgium None 2013 15 (Denmark 4, France 7, Russia 1, UK 2, US 1)
11 Canada None 2013 19 (Estonia 1, France 1, Netherlands 1, Norway 4, Sweden 2, US 10)
12 Netherlands None 2013 196 (Australia 1, Bermuda 1, Denmark 27, Finland 13, France 2, Germany 86, Ireland 8, Italy 6, Japan 1, Norway 19, Sweden 12, UAE 4, US 16)
13 Croatia None 2013 2 (Norway 2)
14 Spain None 2013 27 (Canada 4, Germany 4, Italy 1, Mexico 1, Norway 10, Russia 6, Switzerland 1)
15 Denmark None 2013 27 (Germany 9, Greenland 1, Norway 2, Sweden 15)
16 United Kingdom None 2013 271 (Australia 1, Bermuda 6, China 7, Denmark 43, France 39, Germany 59, Hong Kong 12, Ireland 1, Italy 3, Japan 5, Netherlands 1, Norway 32, Sweden 28, Taiwan 11, Tanzania 1, UAE 8, US 14)
17 Latvia None 2013 3 (Estonia 3)
18 Estonia None 2013 3 (Germany 1, Norway 2)
19 Greece None 2013 42 (Belgium 17, Bermuda 3, Cyprus 3, Italy 5, UK 6, US 8)
20 Luxembourg None 2013 48 (Belgium 11, Denmark 1, France 15, Germany 9, Japan 3, Netherlands 3, Switzerland 1, UK 5)
21 France None 2013 50 (Belgium 7, Bermuda 5, Denmark 11, French Polynesia 11, Germany 1, New Caledonia 3, Singapore 3, Sweden 4, Switzerland 5)
22 Germany None 2013 6 (Finland 3, Netherlands 1, Switzerland 2)
23 Lithuania None 2013 8 (Denmark 8)

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