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UK Maritime statistics - a guide for data providers

The purpose of these pages is to help shipping lines, their agents and ports to complete statistical returns on maritime freight traffic through ports, as required by the European Commission Maritime Statistics Directive (95/64/EU).

For statistical results for the UK maritime sector please refer instead to the DfT Maritime Statistics home page.

Background and legal basis

Includes background and legal framework information.

Administrative rules and code lists

A detailed guide to the submission of statistical returns from shipping lines, their agents, and ports. Includes code lists.

Submission methods

Includes information on the Port Community System, Internet Statistical Data Entry Software (iSDES) and ASCII flat file.

Latest news

Latest news from UK Maritime statistics.

Contact us

Contact details for the Department for Transport, Maritime Statistics Branch and the Maritime Statistics Collection Agency.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions made to the Maritime Statistics Collection Help Desk.