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Merchant marine registered with the countries of the world

Rank
(total)
CountryTotal
(ships)
Date
1Indonesia9,8792019
2Panama7,8602019
3China5,5942019
4Japan5,0172019
5United States of America3,6732019
6Marshall Islands3,5372019
7Liberia3,4962019
8Singapore3,4332019
9Russia2,7392019
10Hong Kong2,7012019
11Malta2,1722019
12Korea (South)1,8802019
13Virgin Islands of the U.S.1,8682019
14Vietnam1,8632018
15Malaysia1,7482019
16India1,7312019
17Philippines1,7062019
18Norway1,5762019
19United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland1,4262019
20Bahamas1,4012019
21Italy1,3532019
22Greece1,3082019
23Turkey1,2342019
24Netherlands1,2172019
25Cyprus1,0392019
26Brazil8642019
27Thailand8252019
28Saint Vincent and the Grenadines8102019
29Belize7862019
30Iran7852019
31Antigua and Barbuda7802019
32Denmark6822019
33Nigeria6772019
34Canada6692019
35Mexico6372019
35United Arab Emirates6372019
37Portugal6242019
38Germany6092019
39Australia5792019
40France5522019
41Honduras5272019
42Sierra Leone5182019
43Ukraine4082019
44Togo4052019
45Egypt3932019
46Taiwan3892019
47Bangladesh3762019
48Saudi Arabia3742019
49Vanuatu3692019
50Sweden3602019
51Tanzania3372019
52Croatia3362019
53Azerbaijan3052019
54Venezuela2892019
55Mongolia2712019
56Finland2692019
57Cambodia2682019
58Korea (North)2642019
59Bahrain2612019
60Tuvalu2432019
61Gibraltar2322019
62Comoros2302019
63Chile2212019
64Saint Kitts and Nevis2182019
65Cook Islands2052019
66Palau2032019
67Belgium2012019
68Argentina1922019
69Papua New Guinea1712019
70Cayman Islands1702019
71Kuwait1542019
72Bermuda1482019
73Poland1442019
74Luxembourg1432019
75Moldova1422019
76Ecuador1372019
77Qatar1362019
78Barbados1322019
79Kazakhstan1242019
80Romania1202019
81Spain1192019
82Colombia1152019
83Algeria1142019
84New Zealand1132019
85Dominica1082019
86Faroe Islands1072019
87Paraguay1062019
88Trinidad and Tobago1052019
89Brunei1042019
90South Africa1032019
91Peru982019
92Sri Lanka972019
93Myanmar (Burma)952019
94Libya942019
95Ireland932019
96Kiribati892019
97Morocco862019
98Bulgaria832019
99Georgia822019
100Curacao742019
101Iraq732019
102Turkmenistan712019
103Estonia692019
104Albania682019
105Tunisia672019
106Fiji642019
107Maldives622019
108Niue612019
109Uruguay602019
110Latvia582019
110Lithuania582019
112Guyana562019
113Angola552019
113Lebanon552019
115Pakistan542019
116Cuba522019
117Oman512019
118Ghana482019
119Cape Verde442019
120Bolivia432019
121Israel402019
122Jamaica392019
122Micronesia392019
124Equatorial Guinea382019
125Dominican Republic372019
125Iceland372019
127Tonga362019
128Yemen342019
129Jordan322019
129Senegal322019
129Switzerland322019
132British Virgin Islands292019
132Cameroon292019
132Mozambique292019
135Gabon282019
135Madagascar282019
135Mauritius282019
138Seychelles252019
138Syria252019
140Kenya242019
141Solomon Islands232019
142Congo (Democratic Republic)212019
143Djibouti202019
144New Caledonia192019
145French Polynesia172019
145Sudan172019
147Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)152019
147São Tomé and Príncipe152019
149Samoa132019
150Montenegro122019
150Namibia122019
152Congo (Republic)112019
152Costa Rica112019
152Ethiopia112019
155Suriname102019
156Eritrea92019
156Guatemala92019
158Gambia82019
158Greenland82019
158Guinea-Bissau82019
158Slovenia82019
162Benin62019
162Grenada62019
162Nicaragua62019
165Mauritania52019
166Belarus42019
166Haiti42019
166Somalia42019
166Turks and Caicos Islands42019
170Falkland Islands32019
170Guam32019
172Anguilla22019
172El Salvador22019
172Guinea22019
172Nauru22019
176East Timor12019
176Laos12019
176Macau12019
176Niger12019
176Northern Mariana Islands12018
176Uganda12017
176Zambia12017
 World94,9802019

No information is available for non-listed countries.

Merchant marine includes 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. The given number includes the number of ships (1,000 GRT or over). 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.

Source: CIA World Factbook (2020-05-14)