Research and analysis

Future of the sea: trends in the transport of goods by sea

A report on the UK maritime freight sector, the factors that affect the transport of goods by sea and the implications for the future.

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Future of the sea: trends in the transport of goods by sea

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This report describes the state of the sea freight sector in the UK and internationally. It considers:

  • the bulk flows of goods (freight flows) according to their value and volume
  • trends that will impact maritime trade in the future
  • the impacts of innovations such as smart shipping
  • the implications for the UK to 2050

It was commissioned as part of the Foresight Future of the sea project.

Published 31 August 2017