Knoema: Marine Data Atlas

110+ public datasets on marine transport from Eurostat, OECD, UNCTAD and other authoritative sources.


The Marine Data Atlas provides key statistics on the state of marine transportation at national and sub-national levels. It includes such indicators as the gross weight of goods transported to and from main countries’ ports, passengers departing, and main freight and mail routes from major ports. It also covers data on merchant fleet by country of beneficial ownership, landings of fishery products, and worldwide container ports data.

Topics covered:

  • Ports infrastructure
  • Passenger transport
  • Freight and mail maritime transport
  • Merchant fleet

Datasets include:

  • UNCTAD Merchant Fleet by Ship Type
  • UNCTAD Worldwide Container Ports based on Throughput
  • Eurostat Vessels in Main Ports by Type and Size of Vessels
  • Movement of Ships by Ports in Central America
  • 100+ others

Please see reference table MARINETRANSPORTATION_DATASETS that includes the list of all tables/datasets included in this listing, with key details on each table/dataset including name, source, frequency of refresh, source, documentation on data, etc.

Fields include:

  • Ships movements by major ports
  • Gross weight of goods transported
  • Ships built
  • Container throughput index

Sources include the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Eurostat, U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Statistics Denmark, Statistics Netherlands, Central American Commission of Maritime Transport. Datasets are updated within 1-7 days of the most recent data being made available by the underlying reporter. More detail on each of the datasets, fields, and sources included in the share can be found at the link in our documentation.

Use cases:

  • Estimating a country’s merchant fleet
  • Forecasting freight and mail maritime transportation


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