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Merchant Fleet

Producer: Statistics Finland
Homepage: http:// www.stat.fi/til/klaiv/index_en.html
Main topic: Transport and Tourism
Related topics: Transport and Tourism
Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Yes
European Statistical System (ESS): No

Description

The merchant fleet statistics contain data on vessels registered in the transport register and the register of ships in terms of number, gross and net tonnage and deadweight (dwt). Furthermore, data on vessels registered in the Register of Merchant Vessels are included.

The merchant fleet statistics aim to serve decision-makers in shipping as well as possible by producing data for planning, monitoring, supervision and decision-making. In addition, manufacturing, trade, research and the shipping business need statistical data concerning the merchant fleet.

Data content

The merchant fleet statistics contain data on all vessels registered in Finland. The data of the statistics are obtained from vessel data in the transport register maintained by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom in accordance with the Act on Transport Services (320/2017) and from data in the register of ships maintained by the State Department of ┼land in accordance with the Register of Ships Act (512/1993). All Finnish vessels with a length of 15 m or more, engaged in merchant shipping must be registered in the transport register or register of ships. In the registers mentioned above, ships with a length of 10 m or more which are engaged in merchant shipping may, at the owner's request, also be entered.

Such vessels in the transport register or register of ships, which can be granted subsidies from State funds to improve competitiveness are entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels upon application.

Classifications used

The Finnish registered merchant fleet comprises all vessels registered in the transport register or register of ships regardless of the vessel’s size or type. The regular merchant fleet refers to vessels that must be registered, that is, vessels with a length of 15 m or more. However, barges and other engineless vessels are not included in the regular merchant fleet. The regular merchant fleet is divided into four main categories by vessel type: passenger ships, dry cargo ships, tankers and other vessels.

Data collection methods and data sources

All data on the merchant fleet are obtained from vessel data in the transport register maintained by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom in accordance with the Act on Transport Services (320/2017) and from data in the register of ships maintained by the State Department of ┼land in accordance with the Register of Ships Act (512/1993). The above-mentioned registers contain data on all vessels registered in Finland. The place of registration of a vessel is determined according to the domicile reported by the owner. Regarding Mainland Finland, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom acts as controller of the register of ships and regarding ┼land, the State Department of ┼land.

Updating frequency

Monthly and annually.

Time of completion or release

The monthly merchant fleet statistics are published around three weeks from the end of the statistical reference month. The annual merchant fleet statistics are published at the end of February following the statistical reference year and they correspond to the register of ships at the end of the statistical reference year.

Time series

Statistics on the Finnish merchant fleet have been published already since 1918.

Keywords

barge, bulk carrier, deadweight, dry cargo ship, gross tonnage, merchant fleet, net tonnage, passenger ship, Register of Merchant Vessels, register of ships, regular merchant fleet, ro-ro ship, seaman, special vessel, tanker, vessel

Contact information

http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/klaiv/yht_en.html

Additional information

http://www.stat.fi/til/klaiv/yht_en.html


Last updated 03.12.2020