Provisional quarterly statistics on freight handled at major UK sea ports.
When comparing October to December 2016 to the same period in 2015, we see:
- total freight tonnage through UK major ports decreased by 4% to 117.2 million tonnes
- unitised traffic through UK major ports remained similar at 5.6 million units
When comparing 2016 with 2015, we see:
- total tonnage through UK major ports decreased by 3% to 473.5 million tonnes
- unitised traffic increased by 1% to 23.8 million units
Detailed final annual statistics for 2016 will be published in September 2017.
User engagement exercise
The results from our user engagement exercise, which ran from 14 November 2016 to 22 December 2016, are available to view. If you would like to provide additional feedback or discuss the results further please contact the Maritime Statistics team.