Top 10: Ship owning nations in the world

November 2021 total fleet values in the following Top 10 Ship Owning Nations list include the following vessel types: Bulker, Tanker, Container, Reefer, Small Dry, LNG, LOC, Vehicle Carriers, RoRo, Cruise, OSV, OCV, MODU and CTV.

The following list is based on VesselsValue data as of November 2021.


China has moved up from second in January to first place this time, owning a total of US$191 billion in assets.

China owns the largest number of container ships and, consequently, the recent surge...

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