Emerging markets Compared by Transport > Merchant marine > Foreign-owned per million

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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.


1 Bulgaria 3.58 2010
2 Lithuania 2.43 2010
3 Estonia 2.24 2010
4 Latvia 1.79 2010
5 Philippines 1.67 2010
6 Malaysia 1.24 2010
7 Russia 1.02 2010
8 Venezuela 0.344 2010
9 Argentina 0.297 2010
10 Indonesia 0.253 2010
11 Thailand 0.226 2010
12 Brazil 0.133 2010
13 Chile 0.0583 2010
14 Poland 0.0525 2008
15 Romania 0.0463 2006
16 Mexico 0.0424 2010
17 Turkey 0.0416 2010
18 Peru 0.0342 2010
19 Ukraine 0.0218 2010
20 South Africa 0.02 2010
21 China 0.0135 2010
22 India 0.00664 2010


Emerging markets Compared by Transport > Merchant marine > Foreign-owned per million


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