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Finnish merchant fleet had 678 ships in Aug

Published : 22 Sep 2020, 01:06

  DF Report

File Photo Port of Helsinki by Jarmo Vehkakoski.

In August 2020, the size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,240 vessels, according to the Statistics Finland.

The regular merchant fleet included 678 vessels and the number of small vessels was 287.

The total number of barges and other engineless vessels was 275.

The Register of Merchant Vessels, in which vessels operating mainly in foreign traffic can be entered, contained a total of 113 vessels in August 2020. The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,862,412. The share of gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet was 1,728,898 and the share of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels 1,564,966.

Most of the vessels in the regular merchant fleet were passenger ships and second most were special vessels and other vessels. There were 195 passenger ships, 175 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 number of vessels in the regular merchant fleet had decreased by nine compared to the situation at the turn of the year.