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Port freight statistics: 2015 final figures

Final figures on UK port traffic for 2015.

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Port freight statistics: 2015 final figures tables

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Details

Statistics on port traffic in the United Kingdom.

In 2015:

  • total tonnage levels decreased slightly by 1% to 496.7 million tonnes
  • liquid bulk goods experienced growth in the amount of liquefied gas, crude oil and oil products imported and exported
  • coal handled decreased by 43% to 25.3 million tonnes, continuing the decrease in the previous year
  • inwards movements of other dry bulk increased by 20% to 35.6 million tonnes
  • unitised traffic rose for the third consecutive year by 4% to 23.6 million units
  • container units reached a record high of 5.7 million units
  • the volume of trade vehicles handled by UK major ports also increased by 7% to 4.4 million units
  • domestic traffic within all UK ports increased for the second consecutive year, by 9% to 107.9 million tonnes

A factsheet has been published containing further analyses of port freight statistics in 2015.

User engagement exercise

Department for Transport is currently undertaking a methodology review of the port freight statistics series.

Through this review, we aim to:

  • consult informally with users and stakeholders to determine their requirements
  • review the publication’s existing methodology
  • determine potential alternative data sources and methodologies
  • investigate their feasibility and accuracy
  • assess and compare each option
  • determine the most suitable options for future publications

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Published 21 September 2016
Last updated 17 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include user engagement exercise summary and document.
  2. First published.