Focus on Ports

Focus on Ports


By (author) Great Britain: Department for Transport

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 293mm x 6mm | 373g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0230002153
  • ISBN 13: 9780230002159
  • Illustrations note: colour photographs, maps, tables & charts
  • Sales rank: 1,612,474

Product description

This report provides a comprehensive factual review of UK ports, including trends in traffic since the 1960s by cargo type, such as containers, road goods vehicles and trailers, crude oil and oil products, ores, coal and general cargo. It gives information about individual ports around the coast, including details about ownership, type of operation and the sorts of traffic handled. It also features special topics of interest about the industry, including port employment and accident rates. It forms a valuable reference document for those interested in the UK ports industry.

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Author information

The DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT oversees the delivery of a reliable, safe and secure transport system in the UK that responds efficiently to the needs of individuals and business whilst safeguarding the environment. The Department's statisticians provide advice and analysis in support of the development of transport policy. They also influence the development and planning on transport statistics in organizations internationally, and co-ordinate the supply of transport data to them.

Table of contents

Background to the UK Port Industry A Sectoral Overview Around the Coast Special Topics