1,245 Finnish merchant vessels operated in April

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The size of the Finnish merchant fleet was 1,245 vessels in April this year, according to Statistics Finland.

The regular merchant fleet included 671 vessels and the number of small vessels was 285.

The number of barges and other engineless vessels was 289 in total. The gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet was 1,986,502.

The number of vessels in the regular merchant fleet has increased by two compared to the situation at the turn of the year.

The Register of Merchant Vessels, in which vessels operating mainly in foreign traffic can be entered, contained a total of 102 vessels in April 2023.

Of the gross tonnage of the entire registered merchant fleet, the gross tonnage of the regular merchant fleet accounted for 94 per cent and vessels entered in the Register of Merchant Vessels for 86 per cent.

The gross tonnage of ro-ro ships was 67 per cent of the tonnage of the entire regular merchant fleet

Most of the vessels in the regular merchant fleet were passenger ships. The biggest category by gross tonnage was ro-ro passenger ships. The gross tonnage of ro-ro cargo ships and ro-ro passenger ships was 67 per cent 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.

The gross tonnage of ro-ro passenger ships and ro-ro cargo ships made up 72 per cent of the volume of the entire Register of Merchant Vessels.

  •  Merchant vessels
  •  April

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

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