Dead-weight tonnage of ship fleet in APAC 2018, by country

In 2018, Japan's fleet ownership amounted to approximately 223.62 billion dead-weight tons, followed by China with about 183.09 billion dead-weight tons. In that year, Japan owned a total of 3,841 vessels, placing it among the top three shipowners in the world.

Dead-weight tonnage of ship fleet in the Asia Pacific region in 2018, by country

Dead-weight tonnage in million tons
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Release date

October 2018



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Deadweight tonnage measures the total contents of a ship including cargo, fuel, crew, passengers, food, and water aside from boiler water.

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