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1,243 Finnish merchant vessels operated in February
Published : 23 Mar 2020, 00:45
In February 2020, the size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,243 vessels, according to Statistics Finland.
The regular merchant fleet included 685 vessels and the number of small vessels was 284.
The number of barges and other engineless vessels was 274 in total.
The Register of Merchant Vessels, in which vessels operating mainly in foreign traffic can be entered, contained a total of 116 vessels in February 2020.
The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,874,865. The share of gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet was 1,739,541 and the share of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels 1,574,660.
Most of the vessels in the regular merchant fleet were passenger ships and second most were special vessels and other vessels.
There were 196 passenger ships, 176 special vessels and 101 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.
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 38 other dry cargo ships, 29 ro-ro cargo ships and 21 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 two compared to the situation at the turn of the year. The number of special vessels, passenger vessels and other vessels decreased by one each. The number of ro-ro cargo ships increased by one vessel. The number of barges had declined by one vessel. There were no changes to the Register of Merchant Vessels in February 2020.