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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.

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