Research and analysis

Future of mobility: the UK domestic water transport system

An evidence review summarising waterborne transport in the UK and its outlook to 2040.


The UK domestic water transport system: an evidence review

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This review summarises the flows in water transport in the UK. It considers future prospects for waterborne transport in terms of technology, with a look at international best practice.

Published 5 December 2018