Published: 7 October 2021

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet numbered 675 in September 2021

In September 2021, the size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,241 vessels. The regular merchant fleet included 675 vessels and the number of small vessels was 284. 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 106 vessels in September 2021. The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,810,819. The share of gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet was 1,687,265 and the share of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels 1,456,057.

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet and in the Register of Merchant Vessels by gross tonnage 30th September 2021

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet and in the Register of Merchant Vessels by gross tonnage 30th September 2021

Most of the vessels in the regular merchant fleet were passenger ships and second most were special vessels and other vessels. There were 192 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 30.9.2021

Vessel type Amount Gross tonnage Net tonnage
Regular merchant fleet total 675 1,687,265 664,460
Passenger ships 192 22,543 9,183
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 9 177,822 89,808
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 five compared to the situation at the turn of the year. The number of passenger ships had decreased by four. 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 remained unchanged. 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 decreased by one in September 2021.


Source: Transport and Tourism, Statistics Finland

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

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 7.10.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Merchant Fleet [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-1669. September 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.10.2021].
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