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1,235 Finnish merchant vessels operated in Dec

Published : 13 Jan 2022, 01:30

  DF Report

File Photo: Port of Helsinki by Soile Kallio.

The size of the Finnish merchant fleet in December 2021 was 1,235 vessels, according to Statistics Finland.

The regular merchant fleet included 669 vessels and the number of small vessels was 283.

The number of barges and other engineless vessels was 283 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 December 2021.

The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,862,051. The share of gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet was 1,738,552 and the share of vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels 1,572,338.

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, 180 special vessels and 96 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.

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 35 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 previous year.

The number of passenger ships had decreased by five and the number of other dry cargo ships by three.

The number of ro-ro cargo ships had decreased by two and the number of tankers by one. The number of special purpose ships increased by four and the number of other ships decreased by four. The number of small vessels had decreased by two compared to the situation at the turn of the previous year.

The number of barges and other engineless vessels increased by five compared to the situation at the turn of the previous year. The number of vessels in the Register of Merchant Vessels stayed the same in December 2021.