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Denmark stands out among the top 10 largest shipowning nations

Data illustrating the world’s top 10 shipowning nations released Wednesday by online pricing vehicle marks Denmark out as the only country to have grown its merchant fleet in value terms over the past 12 months.

Denmark, in ninth place, has seen its national fleet grow 18% in the past 12 months to nearly $23bn in value.

The UK, by contrast, saw the biggest drop in value – its fleet declining 19% to $18.57bn, leaving it in tenth place.

The podium positions were led by Greece at the top, then Japan followed by China.




Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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