News ID: 322493
Published: 0149 GMT June 24, 2022

Iran 22nd among world’s top shipping fleets: UNCTAD

Iran 22nd among world’s top shipping fleets: UNCTAD

In its latest maritime report dubbed “Review of maritime transport 2021”, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) put Iran in 22nd place among the countries with the largest shipping fleet based on deadweight tonnage.

According to the report, Iran's ranking has not changed in 2021 compared to the previous year. The capacity of Iran's shipping fleet is more than many industrialized countries such as France, Italy, Canada, and the Netherlands, IRNA reported.

Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Vietnam, Oman, Malaysia, Qatar, and Nigeria also have smaller shipping fleets than Iran.

The Islamic Republic currently has 246 vessels carrying the national flag and eight foreign flag vessels with a total capacity of 19.2 million tons. The total capacity of the Iranian shipping fleet has increased by 5.5 percent in 2021, according to the report.

The data indicates that the Iranian shipping fleet accounts for 0.91 percent of the world’s total shipping capacity.

UNCTAD has put the total number of the world’s commercial ships, including tankers, container ships, and bulk carriers at the end of 2021 at 99,800.

 

   
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