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EMSA issues Equasis Annual Report 2014

The world merchant fleet in 2014 EMSA issuedEquasis annual report 2014 providing a picture of the worlds merchant fleet in 2014, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. It examines the structure and characteristics of the fleet and its performance.The Equasis fleet is dominated (81%) by small and medium sized ships up to 24.999 GT. Small ships alone represent 36% by number, although less than 1% by tonnage.Tugs (19.6%), general cargo ships (19.1%), oil and chemical tankers (14.5%) and bulk carriers (12.9%) are the most common ship types by number, representing about two thirds of the Equasis fleet. Most of these are small and medium sized ships.In the large and very large categories, bulk carriers (30.7%), oil and chemical tankers (29.5%) and container ships (22.9%) represent about 85% of the fleet in number.In terms of tonnage, the large and very large size categories represent 80% of the Equasis fleet, with oil and chemical tankers, bulk carriers, and container ships dominating both categories at 86.1% (large) and 83.1% (very large) respectively.Total number of ships, by age and size(Click on the image for a larger view)The above table shows an almost even distribution of the Equasis fleet, by number, of ships ...

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