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Statistics on freight handled at major UK sea ports.
When comparing January to March 2017 to the same period in 2016:
total freight tonnage decreased 1% to 115.9 million tonnes
unitised traffic remained similar at 5.3 million units
When comparing the rolling year to March 2017 with the same period in 2016:
total tonnage decreased 1% to 472.7 million tonnes
unitised traffic increased 1% to 23.8 million units
Detailed final annual statistics for 2017 will be published in September 2018.