- UKports handle 95% of all UK trade
- Over 101,000 people are directly employed by the ports industry
- Over £1.7bn privately financed port infrastructure projects in the pipeline
- Almost 500m tones of freight handled by UK ports this year
The British Ports Association have produced a series of promotional info graphics which highlight the importance of ports to the UK’s economy. The cards use recent UK Port Freight Statistics released by the Department for Transport, and an economic impact study data produced for sector umbrella group Maritime UK to highlight the value of the UK ports industry. The figures show that collectively the industry employs 101,000 people, handles almost 500m tonnes of freight and contributes £7.6bn to the economy. The BPA has also produced these in a physical post card pack which will be distributed widely to policy makers and key stakeholders.
Full article on the British Ports Association website here