Comparing data from 2019 with data from 2014 regarding world merchant fleet – top 3 shipowning countries have remained the same: Greece, Japan and China. In total the world merchant fleet accounted for 1, 962, 582 ( DWT ‘000) and 51,684 in terms of number of ships over 1000 GT. All data are taken from UnctadStatistics and visualised by using Infogram.
|World fleet data||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019|
|Number of ships||47,797||48,240||49,445||50,146||50,732||51,684|
|Averge size of ship DWT||35,056||35,915||36,234||36,857||37,649||37,973|
|Controlled world fleet by top 15 countries ( Top 15 as per 2019*)||78.02%||78.56%||79.02%||78.92%||79.61%||80.51%|
*Greece, Japan, China, Singapore ,China – Hong Kong SAR, Germany, Republic of Korea, Norway, United States of America, Bermuda, France, Taiwan (province of China), United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium
Surprisingly Belgium which ranked only 26th in 2014 already ranked 15th in 2019 leaving out Turkey.
This infographic visualizes data regarding top 15 shipowning countries regarding growth of controlled DWT, changes in share of world fleet, increase of number of owned ships and changes in average size of vessel. Data comes from UNCTAD statistics http://stats.unctad.org/fleetownership and are visualized by use of Infogram.