Official Statistics

Shipping fleet statistics: 2016

Statistics on the size of the UK and world shipping fleets on 31 December 2016.


Shipping fleet statistics: 2016 tables

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A report providing statistics on the size of the UK and world shipping fleets.

In 2016, the UK registered trading fleet measured 14.4 million deadweight tonnes. On this basis, the UK registered trading fleet:

  • grew by 6% compared to 2015, a second year of growth from 2014
  • remained the nineteenth largest trading fleet in the world
  • as in 2015, accounted for 0.8% of the global fleet

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Published 29 March 2017