National Statistics

Domestic waterborne freight: 2014

Report on freight traffic statistics moved within the UK by water transport.


Domestic waterborne freight: 2014 data tables

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In 2014, the total amount of goods moved for all domestic waterborne freight fell by 7% to 27.0 billion-tonne kilometres. This figure can be broken down into:

  • coastwise traffic (traffic carried around the coast from one UK port to another), fell by 2% to 19.4 billion tonne-kilometres
  • one-port traffic (traffic to and from offshore locations, such as oil rigs and sea dredging, fell by 21% to 6.4 billion tonne-kilometres
  • inland waters traffic (traffic carried by barge or sea going vessels on the inland waterways network (rivers and canals)), increased by 8% to 1.5 billion tonne-kilometres

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Published 9 December 2015