On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the annual report of the naval command “Facts and figures on the maritime dependence of the Federal Republic of Germany” was published. The annual report appears for the 34th time.
“The figures, data and facts shown on the following pages make it clear in writing and with pictures why the sea is of crucial importance for all of our lives. The effects of the corona pandemic on trade and shipping are also described. This report should also be repeated in 2021 inform, present connections and make it clear why our country cannot avoid protecting its maritime interests “, said the Inspector of the Navy, Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach (56).
The 184 pages contain information on maritime security, world trade, the world merchant fleet and the German maritime economy, for example.
The report is now available for download free of charge.