Number of Maritime Merchant Vessels

Based on a comparison of 70 countries in 2011, Greece ranked the highest in number of maritime merchant vessels with 71,420 vessels followed by Singapore and Malta. On the other end of the scale was Slovenia with 0.350 vessels, Montenegro with 2.70 vessels and Kenya with 7.87 vessels.

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Country Unit 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Albania vessels                               105 108 107 99.3 92.1    
Algeria vessels                               913 882 777 744 755    
Argentina vessels                               491 918 1,163 1,143 1,066    
Australia vessels                               2,376 2,279 2,125 2,144 2,146    
Austria vessels                               44.0 44.4 44.4 18.1 18.1    
Azerbaijan vessels ... ... ...                         552 568 602 611 635    
Belgium vessels                               6,815 6,503 6,982 6,467 6,631    
Brazil vessels                               4,021 3,450 3,315 3,296 3,423    
Bulgaria vessels                               1,151 1,308 1,248 1,314 1,243    
Canada vessels                               3,027 3,054 3,235 3,169 3,419    
Chile vessels                               1,143 1,074 1,148 1,088 1,049    
China vessels                               29,793 32,774 34,781 37,124 39,998    
Colombia vessels                               100 120 121 111 113    
Croatia vessels ... ... ...                         1,522 1,741 1,793 2,191 2,344    
Czech Republic vessels       ...           ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Denmark vessels                               9,033 9,764 10,436 11,075 12,668    
Egypt vessels                               1,644 1,616 1,646 1,703 1,540    
Estonia vessels ... ... ...                         164 101 126 110 95.5    
Finland vessels                               1,113 1,121 1,010 1,203 1,219    
France vessels                               6,311 7,297 7,635 7,922 7,926    
Georgia vessels ... ... ... ...                       1,340 1,502 1,605 1,473 915    
Germany vessels                               9,381 13,578 13,264 15,031 17,949    
Ghana vessels                               88.0 88.8 87.0 85.5 85.9    
Greece vessels                               54,642 52,136 54,613 61,384 63,036    
Hungary vessels                       ... ...     ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Iceland vessels                               80.0 78.1 78.2 72.8 71.1    
India vessels                               12,347 13,295 13,904 15,041 15,300    
Indonesia vessels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...     5,039 5,308 6,268 6,859 7,025    
Iran vessels                               9,114 9,009 8,953 5,222 1,515    
Ireland vessels                               468 306 184 184 193    
Israel vessels                               864 874 894 855 533    
Italy vessels                               11,316 12,074 13,279 13,267 14,415    
Japan vessels                               16,013 15,100 15,096 14,810 15,417    
Kazakhstan vessels ... ... ... ... ...                     20.0 46.8 80.0 68.2 72.7    
Kenya vessels                               16.0 16.5 15.6 14.0 14.0    
Latvia vessels ... ... ...                         356 366 379 255 248    
Lithuania vessels ... ... ...                         412 446 415 385 370    
Luxembourg vessels                               919 645 1,052 1,120 964    
Malaysia vessels                               8,708 7,755 8,571 9,448 9,391    
Malta vessels                               36,101 36,942 40,440 45,218 50,666    
Mexico vessels                               1,325 1,364 1,501 1,519 1,629    
Moldova vessels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.3 71.9 248    
Mongolia vessels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 627 1,061 1,011    
Montenegro vessels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14.3 14.5    
Morocco vessels                               387 390 365 336 346    
Netherlands vessels                               7,940 7,626 5,828 6,217 6,815    
New Zealand vessels                               173 180 285 362 361    
Nigeria vessels                               691 530 524 626 897    
Norway vessels                               24,243 23,237 23,950 23,949 23,541    
Pakistan vessels                               472 652 673 565 671    
Peru vessels                               148 149 151 207 225    
Philippines vessels                               7,008 7,129 6,698 6,659 6,750    
Poland vessels                               101 124 126 115 136    
Portugal vessels                               1,757 1,527 1,413 1,125 1,146    
Romania vessels                               481 372 277 273 263    
Russia vessels ... ...                           8,420 8,006 7,723 7,135 7,140    
Singapore vessels                               40,935 48,562 50,981 55,550 60,798    
Slovakia vessels ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                 185 299 330 327 252    
Slovenia vessels ... ... ...                 ...       ... 0.350 0.350 0.350 0.350    
South Africa vessels                               104 114 110 117 125    
South Korea vessels                               12,017 14,347 16,456 21,141 22,600    
Spain vessels                               2,655 2,541 2,689 2,746 2,711    
Sweden vessels                               2,191 2,235 2,484 2,424 2,513    
Switzerland vessels                               832 791 810 887 1,012    
Thailand vessels                               4,382 4,591 4,318 4,224 4,218    
Turkey vessels                               7,048 7,621 7,254 7,300 7,476    
Turkmenistan vessels ... ... ... ... ...                     35.0 41.6 48.2 45.8 47.4    
Ukraine vessels ... ... ...                         1,132 1,132 1,131 1,149 1,092    
United Kingdom vessels                               23,161 25,548 28,715 29,738 32,607    
USA vessels                               11,658 11,768 12,411 12,140 11,962    
Venezuela vessels                               1,542 1,614 1,554 1,574 1,503    
Vietnam vessels                               2,126 2,479 3,144 3,893 4,663