Brazil Merchant Marine
The merchant marine, the largest in Latin America, has 220 ships
totaling 5,139,176 gross ton weight (GTW) and 8,695,682 deadweight
tons (DWT). It has five passenger-cargo, forty cargo, one refrigerator
cargo, twelve combination ore/oil, sixty-five bulk, two combination
bulk, and eleven vehicle carrier ships. In addition, one naval tanker
is sometimes used commercially.
Data as of April 1997