Alongside this quarterly publication we are consulting on changes to the quarterly and annual port freight table structure, please see the consultation documents on this page which set out the proposed changes. We welcome any comments by 6 April 2018. You can contact us by email or phone 07970 313964 or fill out our short survey.
Provisional quarterly statistics on freight handled at major UK sea ports.
Comparing October to December 2017 with the same period in 2016:
- the total freight tonnage through UK major ports decreased by 1% to 115.0 million tonnes
- the total volume of unitised traffic through UK major ports decreased 1% to 5.6 million units
Comparing the rolling year to December 2017 with the same period in 2016:
- the total tonnage through UK major ports decreased 1% to 468.8 million tonnes
- the total volume of unitised traffic decreased 1% to 23.8 million units
Detailed final annual statistics for 2017 will be published in summer 2018.