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Little change in the number of ships, but increased tonnage
The Norwegian Merchant Fleet has remained at about the same level for the past five years, and at the end of 2015 only a slight rise was in evidence. The number of vessels rose by 4, along with an increase in gross tonnage of 3.2 per cent.
|2015||Per Cent Change|
|2014 - 2015||2010 - 2015|
|Tonnage, measured (gross tonnes)||15 657 581||3.2||-0.3|
|NOR - Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register|
|Tonnage, measured (gross tonnes)||2 003 780||0.0||4.5|
|NIS - Norwegian International Ship Register|
|Tonnage, measured (gross tonnes)||13 653 801||3.7||-1.0|
The Norwegian Merchant fleet had 1 373 vessels and a gross tonnage of 15.7 million at the end of the year.
A total of 877 ships and 2 million in gross tonnage were recorded in NOR at the end of 2015, which was a fall of 8 ships. The gross tonnage year-on-year remained stable.
The 496 ships and 13.7 million in gross tonnage recorded in NIS at the end of 2015 was an increase of 2.5 and 3.7 per cent respectively.
More dry bulk vessels in NIS
The number of tankers in NIS fell by 3 from last year, but the gross tonnage still rose by about 81 000.
At the end of 2015, the number of dry bulk vessels had increased by 10 year-on-year. The corresponding gross tonnage increased by 346 000.
Fewer offshore vessels in NOR
Most of the offshore vessels are found in NOR, which at the end of 2015 had 182 of this ship type with a gross tonnage of 827 000. There are 6 fewer vessels and gross tonnage decreased by 11 000 since last year.
NIS had 121 offshore vessels and a gross tonnage of 494 000 at the end of 2014, and thus 5 vessels and 28 000 tonnes more than a year ago.