This chapter of Transport Statistics Great Britain presents statistics on maritime and inland waters transport.

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Detail

This chapter of Transport Statistics Great Britain presents statistics on maritime and inland waters transport.

Key points

  • UK sea ports handled 512 million tonnes of freight traffic in 2010, an increase of 2% on 2009, but 12% lower than in the peak year of 2005.
  • Traffic on UK domestic waters accounted for 6% (110 million tonnes) of all goods lifted in the UK, and 22% (49 billion tonne-km) of all goods moved (2009 figures).
  • In 2010, there were 23.5 million international sea passenger journeys to and from the UK, up just under half a million on 2009. Dover was the busiest passenger seaport, handling 60% of international sea passengers.

Technical information:

Information on maritime statistics, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation can be found here

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