UK Maritime Freight Statistics System Perspective from Maritime

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UK Maritime Freight Statistics System Perspective from Maritime Statistics Branch UK Department for Transport

UK Maritime Freight Statistics System Perspective from Maritime Statistics Branch UK Department for Transport (Df. T) Jeremy Grove

UK Statistical System • Largely decentralised across government departments. Bound together by a common

UK Statistical System • Largely decentralised across government departments. Bound together by a common professional group within the civil service, working to a common Code of Practice, overseen by a governing Board which reports (from April 2008) directly to UK Parliament. • Central Office for National Statistics produces many of the main economic and other series, but many other statistics produced in policy departments. • Maritime Statistics are the responsibility of the Department for Transport.

UK Ports Industry • Largest in Europe (584 million tonnes in 2006) • Diverse

UK Ports Industry • Largest in Europe (584 million tonnes in 2006) • Diverse in size, cargos, organisation • 50+ ports > 1 m tonnes, 70+ smaller amounts • Mostly private sector, also trusts and municipal authorities

Top 10 EU (& MSD) ports, 2005 Million tonnes 346 1 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 2

Top 10 EU (& MSD) ports, 2005 Million tonnes 346 1 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 2 3 4 5 Antwerp (Belgium) Hamburg (Germany) Marseille (France) Bergen (Norway 1) 6 Le Havre (France) 71 7 8 Grimsby & Immingham (UK) Tees & Hartlepool (UK) 61 56 9 Algeciras (Spain) 55 10 London (UK) 1. Norway is not in the EU but provides data under Directive 95/64/EC 146 108 93 74 54

UK organisational structure • Department for Transport (Df. T) - responsible for maritime policy

UK organisational structure • Department for Transport (Df. T) - responsible for maritime policy and management (including statistics) • Maritime & Coastguard Agency (an agency of Df. T) responsible for marine safety • Maritime industry – e. g. Port Associations (BPA, UKMPG), Chamber of Shipping, seafarer unions

History of UK port traffic statistics • Collection of statistics on port traffic taken

History of UK port traffic statistics • Collection of statistics on port traffic taken over by Df. T in 1980. • Data included ‘Mode of appearance’ and simple commodity and route breakdowns • New system needed to meet requirements of EU Maritime Statistics Directive (95/64/EC) – more route and vessel detail • Data collected from ports and sipping lines or agents

Other statistics • Smaller surveys – sea passengers, roro lorries, inland waterways • Fleet

Other statistics • Smaller surveys – sea passengers, roro lorries, inland waterways • Fleet – Lloyds Register Fairplay World Fleet database purchased. Used for fleet stats and to link with IMO number in port traffic returns • Ship arrivals – data purchased from LMIU & others • Seafarers – surveys of UK officer, rating & trainee numbers • Port employment & accident rates – survey of ports in 2004, may be updated shortly

Current challenges • Inland origin and destination of port traffic • Commodity detail •

Current challenges • Inland origin and destination of port traffic • Commodity detail • Timeliness vs. comprehensiveness • Port capabilities • ‘End to end’ journeys • Employment statistics • Accident and safety statistics

Some applications • Public policy development & debate • Development control • Safety –

Some applications • Public policy development & debate • Development control • Safety – industry and public • Long term planning • Environment • Contingency planning • Border management

Opportunities • UK Maritime Statistics Advisory Group • Safe. Sea. Net • AIS •

Opportunities • UK Maritime Statistics Advisory Group • Safe. Sea. Net • AIS • Better data sharing • Eurostat / EMSA / IMSF

Contact details Jeremy Grove Tel: +44 (0)20 7944 4441 email: jeremy. grove@dft. gsi. gov.

Contact details Jeremy Grove Tel: +44 (0)20 7944 4441 email: jeremy. [email protected] gsi. gov. uk Maritime Statistics Branch Department for Transport Zone 2/29 76 Marsham Street London SW 1 P 6 DR http: //www. dft. co. uk/transtat/maritime