Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by Transport > Merchant marine > Registered in other countries 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 United Arab Emirates 32.93 2010
2 Qatar 17.15 2010
3 Kuwait 15.71 2010
4 Syria 9.24 2010
5 Lebanon 9.21 2010
6 Israel 6.69 2010
7 Bahrain 4.79 2010
8 Jordan 3.31 2010
9 Oman 3.21 2010
10 Saudi Arabia 2.02 2010
11 Iran 1.05 2010
12 Libya 0.828 2010
13 Egypt 0.666 2010
14 Yemen 0.615 2010
15 Morocco 0.158 2010
16 Tunisia 0.0948 2010
17 Iraq 0.0646 2010
18 Algeria 0.0294 2005


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


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