Water transportation industry - statistics & facts

Key insights

Amount of goods loaded at ports worldwide
11bn mt
Carrying capacity of the global merchant fleet
2.1bn dwt
Most common ship type in the global merchant fleet
Ro-Ro/general cargo ship

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