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Definition: Merchant fleet


Number of merchant ships over 100 tonnes registered at a given date in a country.

Note: Changes in the fleet refer to changes in total or within a ship type, in the seagoing fleet of the reporting country, resulting from new construction, modification in type or capacity, transfers to or from a different flag state, scrapping, casualties, or transfer to or from the fluvial register. Vessels under repair are included.
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Third edition