Rise in UK port freight over Q2
- Published on Friday, 09 September 2011 15:05
- Posted by Scott Buckler
The level of freight moving through UK ports climbed by four per cent year-on-year during the 12 months to the second quarter of 2011, new figures show
According to the Department for Transport (DfT), the total tonnage of port traffic was six per cent higher over the three months than in the same period of 2010, while the number of units of all types handled declined by four per cent.
Over the year to the June 2011 quarter, units handled at major British ports remained virtually unchanged.
Facilities of this kind are defined as being those that witness more than one million tonnes of goods passing through annually, as well as a number of other key locations, accounting for more than 97 per cent of total traffic.
In order to further increase the amount of freight it handles and in response to the growing size of loads from the UK paper industry, Associated British Ports recently invested in upgrading the handling equipment for the Finland Terminal at its Port of Hull facility.
Source: Cilt UK