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Transport > Merchant marine > Registered in other countries: Countries Compared

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
1 Germany 3,420 2010
2 Japan 3,122 2010
3 Greece 2,459 2010
4 China 1,559 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1,143.43 2010
5 Norway 974 2010
6 United States 794 2010
7 Turkey 645 2010
8 Denmark 592 2010
9 Taiwan 574 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 506.62 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 453.1 2010
10 Russia 443 2010
11 South Korea 438 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 406 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 383.8 2010
12 Singapore 327 2010
European Union average (profile) 314.42 2010
13 Hong Kong 297 2010
14 United Arab Emirates 278 2010
15 United Kingdom 275 2010
16 Netherlands 240 2010
17 Canada 223 2010
18 Italy 213 2010
19 Syria 199 2010
20 Ukraine 197 2010
21 Sweden 194 2010
22 Bermuda 180 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 153.04 2010
23 Cyprus 152 2010
24 France 146 2010
25 Switzerland 109 2010
26 Spain 107 2010
=27 Poland 104 2010
=27 Belgium 104 2010
29 Latvia 90 2010
30 Indonesia 87 2010
31 Vietnam 84 2010
32 Malaysia 79 2010
33 Iran 78 2010
34 Estonia 77 2010
35 Monaco 68 2010
36 India 56 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) 55.7 2010
37 Saudi Arabia 55 2010
=38 Egypt 52 2010
=38 Finland 52 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 52 2010
40 Israel 51 2010
41 Chile 48 2010
42 Kuwait 47 2010
43 Thailand 41 2010
44 Lebanon 40 2010
45 Nigeria 37 2010
46 Liberia 35 2004
47 Croatia 33 2010
48 Romania 31 2010
=49 Bulgaria 30 2010
=49 Qatar 30 2010
51 Brazil 27 2010
=52 Australia 25 2010
=52 Belize 25 2004
54 Slovenia 24 2010
55 Lithuania 22 2010
56 Ireland 21 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 20.18 2004
=57 South Africa 19 2010
=57 Iceland 19 2010
=57 Cambodia 19 2004
60 Luxembourg 18 2010
61 Angola 17 2010
62 Jordan 16 2010
=63 Portugal 15 2010
=63 Argentina 15 2010
=63 Oman 15 2010
=66 Jersey 14 2010
=66 Venezuela 14 2010
=66 Yemen 14 2010
=69 Mexico 12 2010
=69 French Polynesia 12 2010
71 Pakistan 11 2010
72 Bangladesh 10 2010
73 Peru 9 2010
74 Hungary 8 2004
75 Philippines 7 2010
=76 Libya 6 2010
=76 Gibraltar 6 2010
=76 The Bahamas 6 2010
=76 North Korea 6 2010
=80 Bahrain 5 2010
=80 New Zealand 5 2010
=80 Albania 5 2010
=80 Kenya 5 2010
=80 Cuba 5 2010
=85 Montenegro 4 2010
=85 Ecuador 4 2010
=85 Morocco 4 2010
=85 Colombia 4 2010
=85 Maldives 4 2010
=85 Moldova 4 2005
=91 Tanzania 3 2010
=91 Austria 3 2010
=91 New Caledonia 3 2010
=91 Guyana 3 2010
=91 Burma 3 2010
=91 French Guiana 3 2006
=91 Serbia and Montenegro 3 2005
=98 Trinidad and Tobago 2 2010
=98 Gabon 2 2010
=98 Azerbaijan 2 2010
=98 Iraq 2 2010
=98 Malta 2 2010
=98 Sudan 2 2006
=98 Slovakia 2 2006
=98 Turkmenistan 2 2004
=98 Samoa 2 2004
=98 Cayman Islands 2 2004
=98 Antigua and Barbuda 2 2004
=109 Greenland 1 2010
=109 Czech Republic 1 2010
=109 Uruguay 1 2010
=109 Tunisia 1 2010
=109 Georgia 1 2010
=109 Panama 1 2010
=109 Barbados 1 2010
=109 Congo, Republic of the 1 2010
=109 Dominica 1 2010
=109 Madagascar 1 2010
=109 Cape Verde 1 2010
=109 Turks and Caicos Islands 1 2008
=109 British Virgin Islands 1 2008
=109 Dominican Republic 1 2008
=109 Puerto Rico 1 2008
=109 Sri Lanka 1 2008
=109 Namibia 1 2008
=109 Jamaica 1 2007
=109 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 2006
=109 Reunion 1 2006
=109 Marshall Islands 1 2006
=109 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 2006
=109 Paraguay 1 2006
=109 Anguilla 1 2006
=109 Netherlands Antilles 1 2006
=109 Andorra 1 2006
=109 Vanuatu 1 2005
=109 Eritrea 1 2005
=109 Algeria 1 2005
=109 Honduras 1 2005
=109 Papua New Guinea 1 2004
=109 Costa Rica 1 2004
=109 Togo 1 2004
=109 Faroe Islands 1 2004
=109 Equatorial Guinea 1 2004
=109 Bolivia 1 2004
=109 Guadeloupe 1 2004

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