Safe and dependable transport is essential to UK society and the economy. The government is working to make rail, road, air and water transport more efficient and effective, keep them safe and secure, and reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions.

Detailed guides

  1. Tonnage measurement

    Key regulations on tonnage measurement, weighing, safe loading, unloading and carriage of cargo, and passenger and personnel safety issues for ships. Read more

  2. Approval of vessel stability information: MCA stability unit

    Guide for owners and naval architects on how and where to submit ship stability information for Martime and Coastguard Agency authorisation. Read more

  3. Share hydrographic data with Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

    Find out about MCA’s bathymetric data collection programme, how to share data with MCA, and guidance for offshore developers. Read more

  4. Ensign large yacht services: complying with MARPOL annexes

    Guidance on complying with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). Read more

  5. UKHO Archive Information Asset Register

    The UKHO Archive Information Asset Register (IAR) contributes to the government-wide IAR, available through the Office of Public Sector Information. Read more