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Merchant marine registered with the countries of the world

Rank
(total)
CountryTotal
(ships)
per Capita
(ships per mio. pers.)
Date
1Indonesia9,87937.012019
2Panama7,8601,863.092019
3China5,5944.002019
4Japan5,01739.762019
5United States of America3,67311.192019
6Marshall Islands3,53764,742.282019
7Liberia3,496707.472019
8Singapore3,433601.902019
9Russia2,73918.972019
10Hong Kong2,701359.782019
11Malta2,1724,309.002019
12Korea (South)1,88035.412019
13Virgin Islands of the U.S.1,86817,522.472019
14Vietnam1,86319.582018
15Malaysia1,74853.652019
16India1,7311.322019
17Philippines1,70615.902019
18Norway1,576294.702019
19United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland1,42621.382019
20Bahamas1,4013,635.752019
21Italy1,35322.442019
22Greece1,308122.062019
23Turkey1,23414.942019
24Netherlands1,21770.162019
25Cyprus1,039824.932019
26Brazil8644.112019
27Thailand82512.132019
28Saint Vincent and the Grenadines8107,323.162019
29Belize7861,924.172019
30Iran7859.452019
31Antigua and Barbuda7808,070.262019
32Denmark682117.292019
33Nigeria6773.242019
34Canada66917.802019
35Mexico6375.032019
35United Arab Emirates63767.622019
37Portugal62460.662019
38Germany6097.332019
39Australia57922.832019
40France5528.512019
41Honduras52757.542019
42Sierra Leone51865.562019
43Ukraine4089.192019
44Togo40553.802019
45Egypt3933.972019
46Taiwan38916.492019
47Bangladesh3762.242019
48Saudi Arabia37410.932019
49Vanuatu3691,280.572019
50Sweden36035.022019
51Tanzania3376.032019
52Croatia33682.612019
53Azerbaijan30530.432019
54Venezuela2898.972019
55Mongolia27184.952019
56Finland26948.722019
57Cambodia26817.532019
58Korea (North)26410.352019
59Bahrain261170.812019
60Tuvalu24323,033.182019
61Gibraltar2326,623.842019
62Comoros230294.762019
63Chile22111.572019
64Saint Kitts and Nevis2184,297.602019
65Cook Islands20512,974.682019
66Palau20312,112.172019
67Belgium20117.542019
68Argentina1924.272019
69Papua New Guinea17119.552019
70Cayman Islands1702,505.032019
71Kuwait15434.672019
72Bermuda1482,315.392019
73Poland1443.752019
74Luxembourg143230.642019
75Moldova14245.372019
76Ecuador1377.932019
77Qatar13648.592019
78Barbados132463.562019
79Kazakhstan1246.702019
80Romania1206.202019
81Spain1192.522019
82Colombia1152.332019
83Algeria1142.632019
84New Zealand11322.692019
85Dominica1081,490.682019
86Faroe Islands1072,068.252019
87Paraguay10614.822019
88Trinidad and Tobago10576.982019
89Brunei104226.332019
90South Africa1031.752019
91Peru983.052019
92Sri Lanka974.452019
93Myanmar (Burma)951.762019
94Libya9413.782019
95Ireland9318.902019
96Kiribati89762.212019
97Morocco862.462019
98Bulgaria8311.902019
99Georgia8220.412019
100Curacao74466.402019
101Iraq731.872019
102Turkmenistan7112.982019
103Estonia6952.002019
104Albania6823.822019
105Tunisia675.752019
106Fiji6471.812019
107Maldives62115.302019
108Niue6133,098.212019
109Uruguay6017.052019
110Latvia5830.212019
110Lithuania5820.762019
112Guyana5675.172019
113Angola551.822019
113Lebanon559.512019
115Pakistan540.242019
116Cuba524.642019
117Oman5111.042019
118Ghana481.592019
119Cape Verde4479.932019
120Bolivia433.752019
121Israel404.422019
122Jamaica3914.272019
122Micronesia39370.632019
124Equatorial Guinea3827.032019
125Dominican Republic373.572019
125Iceland37102.622019
127Tonga36359.782019
128Yemen341.162019
129Jordan323.072019
129Senegal321.972019
129Switzerland323.732019
132British Virgin Islands29847.952019
132Cameroon291.192019
132Mozambique290.992019
135Gabon2813.202019
135Madagascar281.082019
135Mauritius2822.122019
138Seychelles25256.082019
138Syria251.292019
140Kenya240.502019
141Solomon Islands2331.882019
142Congo (Democratic Republic)210.222019
143Djibouti2020.492019
144New Caledonia1970.012019
145French Polynesia1760.762019
145Sudan170.422019
147Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)150.582019
147São Tomé and Príncipe1572.832019
149Samoa1364.722019
150Montenegro1219.292019
150Namibia124.882019
152Congo (Republic)112.122019
152Costa Rica112.172019
152Ethiopia110.112019
155Suriname1016.752019
156Eritrea91.492019
156Guatemala90.542019
158Gambia83.702019
158Greenland8142.762019
158Guinea-Bissau84.992019
158Slovenia83.832019
162Benin60.512019
162Grenada655.972019
162Nicaragua60.922019
165Mauritania51.232019
166Belarus40.422019
166Haiti40.372019
166Somalia40.292019
166Turks and Caicos Islands493.132019
170Falkland Islands3952.382019
170Guam317.842019
172Anguilla2125.792019
172El Salvador20.302019
172Guinea20.162019
172Nauru2175.952019
176East Timor10.782019
176Laos10.142019
176Macau11.492019
176Niger10.042019
176Northern Mariana Islands119.232018
176Uganda10.032017
176Zambia10.062017
 World94,98012.512019

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)