The Top 5 Countries with the Largest Merchant Fleets

  Country Merchant Ships in Dead Weight Tons
1 Bahamas 333.7 million DWT
2 China 297.8 million DWT
3 Marshall Islands 245.7 million DWT
4 Liberia 243.8 million DWT
5 Malta 110.8 million DWT
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Sources:  United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. (2021). UNCTADSTAT.

List Notes: Data is the top 5 countries with the largest merchant fleets ranked by DWT (deadweight ton). DWT is a weight measure of a vessel's carrying capacity. It includes cargo, fuel and stores.
Countries with the Largest Merchant Fleets

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