Majuro (Marshall Islands)

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Majuro cruise port

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Australia - New Zealand - Pacific Ocean Islands

Local Time
2021-09-28 14:15

min: 83 °F (28 °C) / max: 85 °F (30 °C) 84°F
28.9°C
Wind: 118°/ 8 m/s  Gust: 9 m/sWind: 118°/ 8 m/s  Gust: 9 m/sMod. breeze
8 m/s
Min / Max Temperature85 °F / 30 °C
83 °F / 29 °C
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Majuro is the capital city and principal seaport (locode MHMAJ) of RMI (Republic of the Marshall Islands) - an independent country in the North Pacific Ocean consisting of 5 islands and 29 atolls. The port city is on the Majuro Atoll (land area approx 10 km2 / 4 mi2) which narrow land encloses a lagoon (water area approx 295 km2 / 114 mi2). Marshall Islands are bordered by Wake Island USA (north), Kiribati (southeast), Nauru (south) and FSM-Micronesia (west). RMI has population around 60,000, of whom around half live on Majuro Atoll. Most Marshallese are Christian, the majority being Protestants.

Port Majuro is one of the world's largest ports for tuna transshipment (around 310,000 tons annually). Majuro Lagoon actually acts as a harbor allowing anchorage for cargo carriers, fishing ships and smaller boats, cruise vessels, sailboats and luxury yachts.

In Majuro are registered many cargo ships and some cruise vessels (including all ships operated by Oceania Cruises) making the Marshall Islands their flag-state. According to global shipping industry data, the Marshallese ship registry is currently ranked the world's second-largest (by the number of registered in Majuro vessels) - following only Panama (registry port Colon). The world's third- and fourth-largest flag-states are The Bahamas (registry port Nassau) and Liberia (Monrovia).

Port Majuro (Marshall Islands) cruise port

"Majuro City" (Delap-Uliga-Djarrit) is spread over 3x contiguous islets/small isles. On Majuro Island are the country's principal seaport and the Marshall Islands Airport (aka Amata Kabua Airport). The airport currently serves two international operators (Nauru Airlines, United Airlines) offering regular flights linking with Hawaii (Honolulu/Oahu Island), Nauru, FSM-Micronesia (island states Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei), Kiribati (Tarawa Atoll), Guam Island (USA). Domestic flights (by Air Marshall Islands/the country's air carrier) link to Ailuk Atoll, Ailinglaplap Atoll, Aur Atoll, Bikini Atoll, Ebon Atoll, Kwajalein Atoll, Mili Atoll, Enewetak Atoll, Jaluit Atoll, Maloelap Atoll, Kili Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Lae Atoll, Namu Atoll, Taroa Island, Mejit Island, Mili Atoll, Namdrik Atoll, Rongelap Atoll, Ujae Atoll, Utirik Atoll, Wotho Atoll, Wotje Atoll.

The next map shows all islands and atolls part of RMI.

Marshall Islands map

Marshall Islands' economy is heavily based on shipping (fees collected as flag-state from numerous commercial vessels) and agriculture (export, including coconuts, tomatoes, melons, fruits), meat and livestock (mainly pigs and chickens). The country's main industries are services (~90% of the GDP), copra production (dried coconut kernels), commercial fishing, fisheries (tuna processing), tourism.

Majuro Atoll

In 2018, the Marshall Islands became the world's first country to issue its own cryptocurrency (called "Sovereign"). The country also experiments with coconut oil as fuel (for ships, vehicles, electricity generators) as most islands are covered with coconut trees and the copra (dried kernels from 6-10 coconuts) produces ~1L oil.

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