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Vessels in the regular merchant fleet numbered 719 in May 2024

release | Merchant fleet 2024, May

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the size of Finland's regular merchant fleet was 719 vessels in May 2024. Small vessels included 283 vessels and barges and other engineless vessels 296 vessels. The total size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,298 vessels with gross tonnage of 2,029,495. In May, the number of vessels in the regular merchant fleet decreased by five compared to April.

Key selections

  • Compared to the situation at the turn of the year, the number of vessels in the regular merchant fleet had increased by 37 and the number of vessels in the entire combined merchant fleet by 39 by the end of May 2024.
  • During the early part of 2024, the majority of vessels registered in the merchant fleet are ferries with low gross tonnage that belong to the other ships category.
  • Ferries have been entered in the register of ships as a result of the legislative amendment.
  • The Register of Merchant Vessels, in which vessels operating mainly in foreign traffic can be entered, contained a total of 100 vessels in May 2024.

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Regular merchant fleet at the end of the month in 2023M06 to 2024M05

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