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A summary of the latest provisional quarterly statistics on freight handled by major UK sea ports. Detailed final annual statistics for 2016 will be published in September 2017.
Comparing April to June 2016 to the same period last year, we see:
total freight tonnage through UK major ports remained similar at 120.3 million tonnes
unitised traffic through UK major ports increased by 1% to 6.1 million units
Comparing the 4 quarters ending June 2016 with the 4 quarters ending June 2015, we see:
total tonnage of freight traffic through UK major ports decreased by 1% to 479.6 million tonnes
total unitised traffic increased by 2% to 23.7 million units