Increase in UK Port Traffic

January 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p15
Trade Publication
The traffic in British ports increased by one percent in 2000, according to a report Maritime Statistics 2000 issued by the Department of Transport and Local Government and the Regions. The report says that at the end of 2000, British companies will own 624 trading vessels of 100 gross tons and over with a tonnage of 10.5 million deadweight tons. According to the report, the inward traffic increased by three percent. Bulk fuels accounted for 54 percent of all major ports traffic, other bulks for 17 percent and container and ro-ro traffic for 24 percent. The leading ports by tonnage in 1999-2000 positions in brackets were also cited.


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