Global merchant fleet by type - capacity 2020

On January 1, 2020, the combined capacity of bulk carriers in the global merchant fleet amounted to around 849 million dwt, an increase of about 4.4 percent in tonnage terms. The global merchant fleet had a total capacity of almost two billion dwt as of January 2020.

Capacity of the world merchant fleet as of January 2020, by ship type

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Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of January 1, 2020

Supplementary notes

Dwt stands for deadweight tons. dwt is a measure of the capacity of a vessel.
The values for national and foreign fleets have been added up.

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