Canada's shipyards completed 36 merchant vessels aggregating 171,652 tons gross last year, which represented 0.50 per cent of the world's tonnage, reports Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Thirty-five of the vessels (all over 100 gt) were motorships, and the total tonnage figure is down from the previous year's 184,843 (0.55 per cent). World completions (excluding China) rose from 33,541,289 gt to 34,202,514 gt, with Japan accounting for a whopping, but slightly reduced, 16,991,230 gt, or 49.68 per cent. Sweden failed to maintain its No. 2 position in the world shipbuilding league, being squeezed out by West Germany with figures of 2,498,569 gt and 7.30 per cent. Sweden, as No. 3, recorded 2,187,525 gt and 6.40 per cent. Spain held on to its fourth position, while France just failed to dislodge Britain from fifth.

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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00142621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Development Agency Centre
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM