National Statistics

Port freight statistics: January to March 2018

Statistics on freight handled by UK major ports for January to March 2018.

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Port freight statistics: January to March 2018 tables

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Alongside this quarterly publication we have published the response to a user feedback exercise on changes to the quarterly and annual port freight table structure. Please see the document on this page which sets out the feedback received. There was a consensus of support for the proposed changes, which are planned for the annual release scheduled for publication August 2018.

If you have any further feedback you can contact us by email or phone 07970 313964.

Provisional quarterly statistics on freight handled at major UK sea ports.

When comparing January to March 2018 with January to March 2017:

  • total freight tonnage through UK major ports decreased by 4% to 112.0 million tonnes
  • total volume of unitised traffic through UK major ports decreased 3% to 5.2 million units

When comparing the rolling year to March 2018 with March 2017:

  • total tonnage through UK major ports decreased 1% to 465.7 million tonnes
  • total volume of unitised traffic decreased 1% to 23.9 million units

Detailed final annual statistics for 2018 will be published in summer 2018.

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Published 13 June 2018