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1096. Merchant Fleets of the World

[Vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over. As of Jan. 1 for 1997 and Oct. 1 for 1998 and 1999. Specified countries have 100 or more ships]

 
Container- Roll-on/ Cruise/
Country of registry Total Tanker Dry Bulk 1 ship Roll-off Passenger Other 2
 
    World total, 1997 26,858 6,384 5,694 1,936 946 427 11,471
United States 495 173 15 83 62 15 147
  Privately-owned 302 145 15 79 30 3 30
  Government-owned 193 28 0 4 32 12 117
Foreign total 26,363 6,211 5,679 1,853 884 412 11,324
  Panama 3,998 893 1,086 329 108 54 1,528
  Russia 1,655 271 129 27 15 10 1,203
  Liberia 1,587 642 461 153 24 38 269
  China 1,513 233 345 97 14 33 791
  Cyprus 1,476 166 555 108 19 18 610
  Malta 1,113 265 337 28 33 9 441
  Bahamas 954 241 142 43 38 47 443
  Greece 874 266 406 35 16 19 132
  Singapore 753 331 126 114 15 1 166
  Japan 744 299 182 37 63 15 148
  Saint Vincent 683 99 121 17 25 1 420
  Norway(NIS) 3 626 285 102 5 43 14 177
  Philippines 534 65 232 14 18 6 199
  Turkey 516 74 177 4 16 7 238
  Korea (South) 449 105 124 65 4 0 151
  Netherlands 445 71 8 40 15 9 302
  Indonesia 444 118 18 5 7 9 287
  Ukraine 415 29 21 11 20 8 326
  Germany 404 31 1 180 9 11 172
  Antigua & Barbuda 379 11 9 76 19 0 264
  Italy 352 194 36 14 41 17 50
  Denmark (DIS) 3 315 71 11 61 9 0 163
  India 305 93 140 6 0 2 64
  Malaysia 303 96 50 28 8 0 121
  Thailand 286 82 35 8 0 1 160
  Honduras 256 28 10 4 5 3 206
  Hong Kong 223 15 124 39 0 0 45
  Romania 223 12 39 2 9 0 161
  Taiwan 202 19 55 87 1 0 40
  Sweden 198 69 9 0 48 4 68
  Brazil 188 83 53 11 9 1 31
  Belize 177 13 13 2 2 0 147
  United Kingdom 140 60 6 21 6 20 27
  Poland 125 4 69 0 4 1 47
  Iran 123 28 47 1 2 0 45
  Syria 119 0 4 0 1 0 114
  Norway 111 24 11 0 7 1 68
  Isle of man 110 37 19 17 13 3 21
  U.A.R. (Egypt) 110 14 18 0 8 1 69
  Vietnam 108 9 5 0 0 0 94
  Marshall Islands 106 31 34 19 0 0 22
  Bulgaria 105 14 34 5 7 1 44
  All others 2,616 720 275 140 183 48 1,250
 
    World total, 1998 27,730 6,739 5,744 2,341 864 449 11,593
United States 473 156 15 91 58 12 141
  Privately-owned 283 128 15 87 26 1 26
  Government-owned 190 28 0 4 32 11 115
Foreign total 27,257 6,583 5,729 2,250 806 437 11,452
  Panama                                   4,456 971 1,293 469 68 51 1,604
  Liberia                                 1,632 691 456 170 12 40 263
  Russia                                   1,472 273 113 25 11 7 1,043
  China                                   1,465 244 332 96 14 34 745
  Cyprus                                   1,436 173 488 121 20 15 619
  Malta                                   1,305 349 371 45 39 7 494
  Bahamas                                 1,029 241 151 53 37 60 487
  Singapore                               877 386 129 162 5 1 194
  Saint Vincent                           782 96 135 30 38 5 478
  Greece                                   741 257 318 44 16 19 87
  Japan                                   708 284 177 32 49 15 151
  Norway (NIS)                             652 288 105 4 40 12 203
  Philippines                             533 68 211 11 18 8 217
  Turkey                                   521 74 169 12 15 8 243
  Netherlands                             504 71 6 46 15 9 357
  Germany                                 499 20 0 278 10 6 185
  Indonesia                               484 121 24 12 11 8 308
  Korea (South)                           435 107 112 45 1 3 167
  Antigua &Barbuda                       405 11 17 85 16 0 276
  Malaysia                                 372 110 58 50 8 2 144
  Belize                                 367 51 20 5 3 0 288
  Italy                                 345 192 30 14 41 21 47
  Denmark (DIS)                           305 66 13 59 9 0 158
  India                                   292 96 128 6 0 2 60
  Thailand                                 289 89 39 12 0 1 148
  Ukraine                                 267 21 10 3 12 9 212
  Honduras                                 232 27 13 4 5 3 180
  Romania                                 197 8 39 2 9 0 139
  Hong Kong                               190 10 107 41 0 0 32
  Taiwan                                   183 17 52 75 1 0 38
  Sweden                                   173 64 8 0 41 5 55
  Brazil                                   172 79 45 6 9 1 32
  Isle of Man                             149 71 22 21 11 1 23
  United Kingdom                           142 63 4 23 5 21 26
  Marshall Islands                       130 43 59 20 2 0 6
  Cambodia                                 128 0 12 3 3 0 110
  Syria                                   124 0 3 0 1 0 120
  Norway                                 124 41 6 0 7 2 68
  Iran                                   120 25 45 3 2 0 45
  Spain                                   119 36 9 19 32 0 23
  Vietnam                                 113 12 9 0 1 0 91
  Portugal                                 112 28 13 4 3 0 64
  Egypt                                   112 16 22 0 9 1 64
  All other 2,564 693 356 140 157 60 1,158
 
    World total, 1999 28,202 6,953 5,709 2,442 1,478 284 11,336
United States 469 158 14 92 58 11 136
  Privately-owned 283 130 14 87 26 1 25
  Government-owned 186 28 0 5 32 10 111
Foreign total 27,733 6,795 5,695 2,350 1,420 273 11,200
  Panama                                   4,616 1,033 1,361 489 264 46 1,423
  Liberia                                 1,657 682 438 209 58 37 233
  Russia                                   1,496 274 104 24 9 8 1,077
  China                                   1,449 251 336 91 15 4 752
  Malta                                   1,425 382 401 50 62 3 527
  Cyprus                                   1,385 173 469 125 29 9 580
  Bahamas                                 1,031 245 159 52 64 59 452
  Singapore                               880 399 139 161 38 0 143
  Saint Vincent                           813 97 144 31 35 4 502
  Greece                                   693 272 266 41 20 15 79
  Japan                                   661 273 162 26 118 6 76
  Norway (NIS) 3                             657 305 102 5 72 11 162
  Turkey                                   537 84 167 20 19 3 244
  Philippines                             501 67 189 10 41 1 193
  Indonesia                               488 120 25 14 13 0 316
  Antigua & Barbuda                       464 11 16 125 20 0 292
  Netherlands                             450 62 5 44 14 7 318
  Germany                                 447 17 0 245 15 2 168
  Belize                                 438 71 25 6 3 0 333
  Korea (South)                           432 110 96 47 8 3 168
  Italy                                 375 203 37 19 68 6 42
  Malaysia                                 356 111 59 49 9 2 126
  Denmark (DIS) 3                         311 68 11 62 10 0 160
  India                                   295 99 125 6 0 0 65
  Thailand                                 294 97 35 12 0 1 149
  Ukraine                                 247 16 8 5 10 6 202
  Honduras                                 241 32 15 5 5 1 183
  Hong Kong                               218 19 117 44 3 0 35
  Cambodia                                 201 0 19 1 5 0 176
  Taiwan                                   179 17 53 73 1 0 35
  Sweden                                   177 64 8 0 62 0 43
  Brazil                                   159 75 41 6 9 0 28
  Isle of Man                             148 73 20 18 16 0 21
  United Kingdom                           147 52 4 32 21 9 29
  Romania                                 145 6 16 2 6 0 115
  Syria                                   128 0 4 0 1 0 123
  Norway                                 126 41 7 0 11 0 67
  Marshall Islands                       124 47 46 21 3 0 7
  Iran                                   123 24 44 3 2 0 50
  Vietnam                                 118 13 9 1 1 0 94
  Egypt                                   111 15 22 1 9 1 63
  Portugal (MAR) 3                                 109 25 9 1 10 0 64
  Netherlands Antillies & Aruba 103 10 0 15 3 1 74
  Bermuda 101 30 23 19 11 0 18
  All other 2,677 730 359 140 227 28 1,193



1 Includes bulk/oil, ore/oil, and ore/bulk/oil carriers.
2 Breakbulk ships, partial containerships, refrigerated cargo ships, barge and specialized cargo ships.
3 International Shipping Registry which is an open registry under which the ship flies the flag of the specified nation but is exempt from certain taxation and other regulations.

Source: U.S. Maritime Administration, Merchant Fleets of the World, summary report, annual; and unpublished data.

http://www.marad.dot.gov/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/1096_merchant_fleets_of_the_world.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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