Greece’s merchant fleet has been ranked first in the World in terms of cargo carrying capacity and in the top five ship owners globally!Greece is followed by Japan, China, Germany and Singapore.
Greece is also third among the top five countries in terms of estimated commercial value of fleet after the US (96 billion dollars) and Japan. China and Norway follow.Greek ship owners invested approximately 2.36 billion dollars in the first four months of the year, with a total of 115 vessels worth 1.379 billion dollars.
In January 2017, Greece owned 4,199 vessels with a capacity of 308,836,933 dwt versus 4,136 ships with a total cargo carrying capacity of 293,087,231.