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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 2018.


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