List of merchant navy capacity by country

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List of merchant navy capacity by country is a list of the world foremost fleets of registered trading vessels ranked in both gross register tonnage (GRT) and deadweight tonnage (DWT) sorted by country. The table is based on the annual maritime shipping statistics provided by the British Government and the Department for Transport. It is complete and correct for the year ending 2012.[1] Statistics are published on an annual basis every September.

While countries such as Panama may appear to possess large merchant navy, this is a result of much of it being managed by foreign overseas companies (such as those based in the United States). For example, although the United Kingdom's merchant navy totals 30.0 million GRT and 40.7 million DWT in shipping, actual UK merchant navy interests worldwide consists of 59.4 million GRT and 75.2 million DWT in shipping.[2] This largely includes the merchant navy's of British Overseas Territories and UK merchant navy interests in former colonies. This is known as Flag of convenience.

The table[edit]

Present-day merchant shipping in the world's oceans
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World and European Union total Gross register tonnage (millions)[1] Deadweight tonnage (millions)[1]
World 1,034.3 1,552.2
 European Union 205.1 293.2
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Country (or territory) Gross register tonnage (millions)[1] Deadweight tonnage (millions)[1]
 Panama 215.8 330.8
 Liberia 123.8 193.3
 Marshall Islands 81.1 133.3
 Hong Kong 78.5 130.3
 Singapore 59.2 91.7
 Bahamas 48.3 63.3
 Malta 45.0 70.3
 Greece 41.1 72.9
 China 38.8 61.2
 United Kingdom 30.0 40.7
 Cyprus 19.7 31.1
 Italy 18.0 21.1
 Japan 17.8 25.4
 Norway 14.4 18.3
 Germany 13.7 15.3
 Denmark 11.3 13.8
 South Korea 11.1 17.7
 Bermuda (UK) 10.9 10,9
 Antigua and Barbuda 10.6 13.8
 Indonesia 10.1 13.8
 United States 9.9 11.2
 India 8.5 14.6
 Netherlands 6.6 7.2
 Turkey 6.4 9.7
 Malaysia 6.2 8.4
 France 5.6 6.9
 Russia 5.1 6.4
 Philippines 4.3 6.0
 Cayman Islands (UK) 3.2 3.8
 Taiwan 3.0 4.6
 Sweden 2.8 1.4
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.8 3.9
 Thailand 2.6 4.1
 Spain 2.5 2.3
 Canada 2.4 3.0
 Kuwait 2.4 4.1
 Iran 2.1 2.9
 Brazil 1.9 2.9
 Cambodia 1.3 1.6

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "World fleet registered vessels (FLE05)". https://www.gov.uk/. HM Government. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Trading fleets and ships (FLE01)". https://www.gov.uk/. HM Government. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 

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