The number of merchant vessels plying at the high seas has drastically increased in the past few years. As shipping companies around the world increase the size of their fleets, the number of ships belonging to respective nations has also increased.
In the past few years, the size of the ships has also gradually increased. This has lead to the increase in the gross tonnage of the total number of ships belonging to some of the top maritime nations.
In this infographics, we have mentioned the top maritime countries that have the largest fleet of merchant vessels according to the total gross tonnage.