UK Port Statistics: July-September 2021

When comparing the period of July to September 2021 with July to September 2020 through UK major ports:

  • all directions and metrics showed substantial increases on 2020 quarter 3 levels (July to September)
  • inward tonnage increased by 9% to 72.6 million tonnes
  • outward tonnage increased by 2% to 38.3 million tonnes
  • total volume of unitised traffic increased by 3% to 5.1 million units
  • inward units increased by 4% to 2.7 million units
  • outward units increased by 3% to 2.4 million units

When comparing the rolling year to September 2021 with September 2020 through UK major ports:

  • total tonnage increased by less than 1% to 436.9 million tonnes
  • total volume of unitised traffic increased by 1% to 18.7 million units

The full statistics can be read at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/port-freight-quarterly-statistics-july-to-september-2021/port-freight-quarterly-statistics-july-to-september-2021