The UK Chamber of Shipping collects and commissions a range of information and analysis about the UK shipping and wider maritime industry.
Below are links to view or download the latest available data or charts, including:
- information about the size and growth of the UK fleet
- economic analysis about the impact of shipping and broader maritime business on the UK economy and employment
- information on shipping turnover and value of exports from the UK.
Another source of maritime statistics is the Department for Transport website.
For more information on the UK Chamber’s statistics, please contact John Dowden.Download information about the size and growth of the UK fleet (249.8 KB)
Shipping’s impact on the UK economy:
Download a chart showing shipping’s contribution to the UK economy 2011 (1.4 MB)
Download a chart showing shipping turnover (by ship type) 2011 (246.0 KB)
Download a chart showing the top five trades in service (exports) 2011 (1.4 MB)
Oxford Economics – a suite of independent studies on the economic impact of:
The UK shipping industry
This report, prepared by Oxford Economics and published in December 2012, evaluates the economic contribution of the UK shipping industry, providing an update on our previous report.
The maritime service sector
This report assesses the economic impact of the UK maritime services sector, including the ports, shipping and maritime business services sectors.
The UK ports industry
This report, prepared by Oxford Economics, evaluates the economic contribution of the UK ports industry in 2011.
Download the report.
The UK maritime business services sector
This study, published December 2012, provides an assessment of the economic contribution of the UK maritime business services sector.