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Total Merchant Marine Fleet Strength by Country

The Merchant Marine supplies a basic cargo and passenger transport role in peace time but augments complete naval strength in times of war.

Total Merchant Marine Fleet Strength by Country

The Merchant Marine supplies a basic cargo and passenger transport role in peace time but augments complete naval strength in times of war.

OVERVIEW



The Merchant Marine of a nation is a force of ships operating under civilian banners in peace time and, in times of war, commissioned by the naval branch of service to augment the main surface fighting force. As such, Merchant Marine strength plays a key role in determining the overall naval firepower of a given country. In war time, commissioned Merchant Marine vessels would be charged with transporting soldiers, vehicles, supplies and the like to points anywhere in the world.

For the purposes of the GFP ranking, landlocked nations are penalized for the lack of a Merchant Marine force as landlocked nations have shown to be capable of operating a Merchant Marine force through ports in allied countries (as exemplified by Austria).

The data presented below is through 2019.


1
Indonesia
INO
8,782
2
Panama
PAN
8,052
3
Japan
JPN
5,289
4
China
CHN
4,287
5
United States
USA
3,611
6
Singapore
SIN
3,558
7
Liberia
LIB
3,296
8
Russia
RUS
2,572
9
South Korea
SKO
1,907
10
Vietnam
VTN
1,818
11
Malaysia
MLY
1,690
12
India
IND
1,674
13
Norway
NOR
1,585
14
United Kingdom
UKD
1,551
15
Philippines
PHI
1,508
16
Italy
ITA
1,430
17
Greece
GRE
1,364
18
Turkey
TUR
1,285
19
Netherlands
NET
1,244
20
Thailand
THA
781
21
Brazil
BRA
766
22
Iran
IRN
739
23
Denmark
DEN
654
24
Mexico
MEX
622
25
United Arab Emirates
UAE
618
26
Germany
GER
614
27
Nigeria
NIG
583
28
France
FRA
555
29
Honduras
HON
552
30
Australia
AUS
549
31
Canada
CAN
500
32
Spain
SPA
472
33
Portugal
POR
466
34
Sierra Leone
SIE
451
35
Cambodia
CMB
442
36
Ukraine
UKR
419
37
Egypt
EGP
399
38
Sweden
SWE
358
39
Saudi Arabia
SAR
357
40
Taiwan
TAI
350
41
Azerbaijan
AZR
311
42
Bangladesh
BAN
306
43
Croatia
CRO
288
44
Tanzania
TAN
279
45
Venezuela
VEN
267
46
Finland
FIN
267
47
Mongolia
MON
261
48
Bahrain
BAH
260
49
North Korea
NKO
248
50
Ghana
GHA
211
51
Chile
CHI
211
52
Belgium
BEL
185
53
Moldova
MOL
172
54
Kuwait
KUW
161
55
Argentina
ARG
161
56
Poland
POL
152
57
Qatar
QTR
143
58
Ecuador
ECU
138
59
Kazakhstan
KAZ
119
60
Romania
ROM
114
61
Algeria
ALG
110
62
Colombia
COL
103
63
New Zealand
NWZ
103
64
Libya
LBY
98
65
Myanmar
MYA
97
66
Peru
PER
88
67
Georgia
GEO
84
68
Ireland
IRE
83
69
Sri Lanka
SRL
82
70
South Africa
SAF
82
71
Morocco
MOR
82
72
Bulgaria
BUL
80
73
Estonia
EST
78
74
Paraguay
PAR
78
75
Iraq
IRQ
77
76
Turkmenistan
TKM
73
77
Latvia
LAT
65
78
Tunisia
TUN
62
79
Lithuania
LIT
60
80
Albania
ALB
57
81
Central African Republic
CAR
57
82
Uruguay
URU
56
83
Angola
ANG
55
84
Bolivia
BOL
55
85
Lebanon
LEB
54
86
Pakistan
PAK
52
87
Switzerland
SWI
51
88
Oman
OMA
51
89
Cuba
CUB
43
90
Israel
ISR
42
91
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
40
92
Republic of the Congo
ROC
33
93
Jordan
JOR
31
94
Yemen
YEM
31
95
Madagascar
MAD
28
96
Mozambique
MOZ
27
97
Gabon
GAB
27
98
Dominican Republic
DOM
23
99
Syria
SYR
21
100
Kenya
KEN
20
101
Cameroon
CAM
19
102
Sudan
SUD
17
103
Montenegro
MTN
12
104
Slovakia
SLK
11
105
Ethiopia
ETH
11
106
Suriname
SUR
10
107
Guatemala
GUA
9
108
Namibia
NAM
9
109
Ivory Coast
IVC
9
110
Slovenia
SLV
7
111
Mauritania
MAU
6
112
Nicaragua
NIC
5
113
Somalia
SOM
5
114
Belarus
BLR
4
115
El Salvador
ESL
2
116
Niger
NGR
2
117
Uganda
UGA
1
118
Czechia
CZC
1
119
Laos
LAO
1
120
Austria
AST
1
121
Zambia
ZAM
1
122
Botswana
BOT
0
123
Bhutan
BUT
0
124
Hungary
HUN
0
125
Serbia
SER
0
126
Macedonia
MAC
0
127
Tajikistan
TAJ
0
128
South Sudan
SSU
0
129
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
0
130
Zimbabwe
ZIM
0
131
Afghanistan
AFG
0
132
Nepal
NEP
0
133
Mali
MAL
0
134
Chad
CHD
0
135
Armenia
ARM
0
136
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
0
137
Uzbekistan
UZB
0