The First maritime power in the World for 2010: Greece

Article published on Jan. 7, 2011
Article published on Jan. 7, 2011
At the top of international shipping in 2010 remained the Greeks owners, controlling 15.96% of world tonnage, with 186,095,162 tons dwt, according to data contained in the annual publication «Review of Maritime Transport 2010» of Unctad. In the second place world ranking were Japanese, with a share of 15.73% and a capacity of 183.319.680 dwt and third Chinese, with a share of 8.
96% and a capacity of 104.452.389 dwt.

Source: Kathimerini

Few tips about maritime transport:

More than 80% of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and an even higher percentage of developing-country trade is carried in ships. In 2009, world seaborne trade (goods loaded) decreased by 4.5% to 7.94 billion tons. By the beginning of 2010, the total world merchant fleet had expanded by an impressive 7%, to reach 1.276 billion deadweight tons (dwt). World container port throughput declined by estimated 9.7% to reach 465 million TEUs in 2009, the Review reports.