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Latest publication: Merchant Fleet 2021, September

Published: 7 September 2021

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet numbered 676 in August 2021

In August 2021, the size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,241 vessels. The regular merchant fleet included 676 vessels and the number of small vessels was 283. The number of barges and other engineless vessels was 282 in total. The Register of Merchant Vessels, in which vessels operating mainly in foreign traffic can be entered, contained a total of 107 vessels in August 2021. The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,811,582. The share of gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet was 1,688,038 and the share of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels 1,520,316.

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet and in the Register of Merchant Vessels by gross tonnage 31st August 2021

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet and in the Register of Merchant Vessels by gross tonnage 31st August 2021

Most of the vessels in the regular merchant fleet were passenger ships and second most were special vessels and other vessels. There were 193 passenger ships, 180 special vessels and 99 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 31.8.2021

Vessel type Amount Gross tonnage Net tonnage
Regular merchant fleet total 676 1,688,038 661,830
Passenger ships 193 22,589 9,205
Ro-ro passenger ships 53 573,059 239,160
Ro-ro cargo ships 43 490,478 147,702
Bulk carrier ships 10 106,356 52,507
Other dry cargo ships 89 224,748 96,080
Tankers 9 178,549 87,156
Special purpose ships 180 78,544 25,499
Other ships 99 13,715 4,521

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 36 other dry cargo ships, 28 ro-ro cargo ships and 17 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 four compared to the situation at the turn of the year. The number of passenger ships had decreased by three. The number of ro-ro passenger ships, ro-ro cargo ships, other cargo ships, tankers and other ships was one lower. The number of special purpose ships increased by four. The number of small vessels had decreased by two. The number of barges and other engineless vessels increased by three compared to the situation at the turn of the year. The number of vessels in the Register of Merchant Vessels remained unchanged in August 2021.


Source: Transport and Tourism, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Olli Kajava 029 551 3531, olli.kajava@stat.fi

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Updated 7.9.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Merchant Fleet [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-1669. August 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.10.2021].
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