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Published: 20 March 2020

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet numbered 685 in February 2020

In February 2020, the size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,243 vessels. The regular merchant fleet included 685 vessels and the number of small vessels was 284. The number of barges and other engineless vessels was 274 in total. The Register of Merchant Vessels, in which vessels operating mainly in foreign traffic can be entered, contained a total of 116 vessels in February 2020. The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,874,865. The share of gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet was 1,739,541 and the share of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels 1,574,660.

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet and in the Register of Merchant Vessels by gross tonnage 29th february 2020

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet and in the Register of Merchant Vessels by gross tonnage 29th february 2020

Most of the vessels in the regular merchant fleet were passenger ships and second most were special vessels and other vessels. There were 196 passenger ships, 176 special vessels and 101 vessels in the category other vessels. The biggest category by gross tonnage was ro-ro passenger ships. The next biggest categories were ro-ro cargo ships and other dry cargo ships. The gross tonnage of ro-ro passenger ships and ro-ro cargo ships was more than half of the tonnage of the entire regular merchant fleet.

Table 1. Regular merchant fleet 29th february 2020

Vessel type Amount Gross tonnage Net tonnage
Regular merchant fleet total 685 1,739,541 716,767
Passenger ships 196 23,033 9,380
Ro-ro passenger ships 55 604,149 284,029
Ro-ro cargo ships 43 511,658 154,055
Bulk carrier ships 10 106,356 52,507
Other dry cargo ships 94 230,558 99,351
Tankers 10 182,031 91,645
Special purpose ships 176 67,535 21,049
Other ships 101 14,221 4,751

The majority of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels were other dry cargo ships, ro-ro cargo ships and special purpose ships. There were 38 other dry cargo ships, 29 ro-ro cargo ships and 21 special purpose ships. The biggest category by gross tonnage was ro-ro passenger ships, ro-ro cargo ships and other dry cargo ships. The gross tonnage of ro-ro passenger ships and ro-ro cargo ships made up two-thirds of the volume of the entire Register of Merchant Vessels.

The number of vessels in the regular merchant fleet had decreased by two compared to the situation at the turn of the year. The number of special vessels, passenger vessels and other vessels decreased by one each. The number of ro-ro cargo ships increased by one vessel. The number of barges had declined by one vessel. There were no changes to the Register of Merchant Vessels in February 2020.


Source: Transport and Tourism, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Matti Kokkonen 029 551 3770, Sami Lahtinen 029 551 3207, matti.kokkonen@tilastokeskus.fi

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Updated 20.2.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Merchant Fleet [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-1669. February 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 29.9.2020].
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