Port freight statistics: 2010 annual (provisional)
|Publisher:||Department for Transport|
|Published date:||9 June 2011|
|Statistics topic:||Freight domestic, Freight international, Maritime|
This publication presents statistics on freight handled by UK sea ports. Key tables are updated provisionally in June, with a final update in September.
Provisional summary statistics on freight handled by major UK ports are also updated quarterly (see Related statistical releases link below).
Please note that, until the full and final set of 2010 tables is published in September 2011, the fullest set of published annual tables – for 2009 – can be found in Maritime Statistics 2009. This is available to download via the Technical information link below.
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- In 2010, total freight traffic through UK ports was 510 million tonnes (Mt), an increase of two per cent on 2009.
- Compared with 2009 inwards traffic increased by two per cent to 311 Mt, whilst outwards traffic increased by one per cent to 199 Mt.
- Grimsby and Immingham remained the UK’s leading port in 2010, handling 54 Mt (11 per cent of UK traffic). It was followed by London with 48 Mt (nine per cent), Milford Haven with 43 Mt (eight per cent) and Southampton with 39 Mt (eight per cent).
- In 2010, total unitised traffic through UK major ports was 21.7 million units, an increase of five per cent on 2009. Dover, the top UK port for “roll-on, roll-off” (Ro-Ro) freight, handled 2.1 million ro-ro main freight units (road goods vehicles, unaccompanied trailers and shipborne port-to-port trailers). Felixstowe was the UK’s largest container port handling 2.07 million containers.
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