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2005 port stastics announced

The Department for Transport yesterday published national statistics on port traffic and UK and world fleet statistics in Maritime Statistics 2005.
Freight traffic at UK ports rose by 2% in 2005 to 586mt compared with the previous year. Inwards traffic rose by 12mt, an increase of 3% to 354mt and outwards traffic by 1mt to 231mt. Bulk traffic, in terms of tonnage, rose by 7mt, up 2%, while container and roll-on roll-off traffic increased by 5mt, up 3%. Containers increased by 150,000 units, up 3% and road goods vehicles and unaccompanied trailers increased by 155,000 units, up 2%.

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