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23 November 2017 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:06 GMT+1



September 4, 2017

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In the 2016 traffic goods in the ports of the United Kingdom is dropped of the -3%

Record of the container. The BPA evidences the importance to agree an agreement post-Brexit with the EU that preserves the advantages of the adhesion to the Customs union

Last year the main commercial ports ports of the United Kingdom have enlivened 472,8 million tons of goods, with a decrease of -2,7% regarding the 485,7 million one tons in 2015. Included the traffic pairs to 11,3 million tons enlivened from the British smaller ports, in the 2016 traffic it is piled totally to 484,0 million tons (- 2.5%).

the Department of the Transports of London has evidenced that the recorded decrease last year is attributable to a consisting reduction of the coal imports: in the main ports such flow of traffic has marked a contraction of the -53% regarding 2015 coming down to the 12,0 million one tons.

instead is increased considerably the traffic of goods unitizzate with the field of the container that, having totaled a traffic of 10,2 million tons, has established the own new absolute record of traffic anniversary with an increase of +4% on 2015 when the precedence was established record pairs almost 9,8 million teu. In terms of weight, last year the containerized trade has been of 63,5 million tons (+3%).

In 2016 has turned out in increase also the traffic of the rotabili that has been pairs to 106,4 million tons (+3%). Instead they are diminished the other goods several, than they have been attested 17,4 million to tons (- 14%), and are dropped also the liquid bulk, that they are piled to 191,0 million tons (- 2%), and altogether the bulk sand banks, with 92,6 million tons (- 11%).

"the data of the Department of the Transports - the managing director of the British Ports Association (BPA has commented), Richard Ballantyne - evidence the importance of the unitizzato traffic for the economy of the United Kingdom and in particular of the traffic roll-on roll-off and heavy vehicles with Europe. This - it has found the representative of the association of the British ports - emphasizes the importance to agree an agreement post-Brexit with the European Union that preserves all the advantages of the adhesion to the Customs union and avoids the necessity of operations to the frontiers and congestion and slows down in the ports ro-ro, allowing with the ports of the United Kingdom to benefit from new total commercial agreements".


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