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Latest publication: Merchant Fleet 2022, February

Published: 8 December 2021

Vessels in the regular merchant fleet numbered 669 in November 2021

In November 2021, the size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,233 vessels. The regular merchant fleet included 669 vessels and the number of small vessels was 282. 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 November 2021. The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,804,790. The share of gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet was 1,681,396 and the share of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels 1,515,239.

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

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

Most of the vessels in the regular merchant fleet were passenger ships and second most were special vessels and other ships. There were 191 passenger ships, 179 special vessels and 97 vessels in the category other ships. 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 30.11.2021

Vessel type Amount Gross tonnage Net tonnage
Regular merchant fleet total 669 1,681,396 662,743
Passenger ships 191 22,467 9,160
Ro-ro passenger ships 53 573,059 239,160
Ro-ro cargo ships 42 484,851 145,825
Bulk carrier ships 10 106,356 52,507
Other dry cargo ships 88 225,966 96,773
Tankers 9 177,822 89,808
Special purpose ships 179 78,308 25,427
Other ships 97 12,567 4,083

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, 27 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 eleven compared to the situation at the turn of the year. The number of passenger ships had decreased by five. The number of ro-ro passenger ships, other cargo ships and tankers was one lower and the number of ro-ro cargo ships was two lower. The number of special purpose ships increased by three and the number of other ships decreased by three. The number of small vessels had decreased by three compared to the situation at the turn of the year. The number of barges and other engineless vessels increased by four compared to the situation at the turn of the year. The number of vessels in the Register of Merchant Vessels decreased by two in November 2021.


Source: Transport and Tourism, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Henna Ylimaa 029 551 3709, Matti Kokkonen 029 551 3770, henna.ylimaa@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 8.12.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Merchant Fleet [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-1669. November 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.6.2022].
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