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Capacity of general cargo vessels in seaborne trade 1980-2019

This statistic portrays the capacity of the world general cargo vessel fleet from 1980 through 2019. In 2019, the world general cargo ship fleet had a capacity of around 74 million metric tons deadweight. The capacity of the world's general cargo fleet increased marginally by 0.07 percent between 2018 and 2019 according to the source.

Capacity of general cargo vessels in seaborne trade from 1980 to 2019 (in million dwt)*

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Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1980 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Beginning-of-year figures; the values for 1980 through 2017 have been extracted from previous editions.
The figures have been rounded.
The unit dwt (deadweight tonnage) is the carrying capacity of a merchant ship.
According to the source, the statistic refers to freighters with 100 gross tons or more.

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