Shipping: Ownership

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th December 2017.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2017 to Question 113639, on shipping: ownership, how many of the vessels on each of the three routes in the table are registered on (a) the UK Ship Register, (b) a Red Ensign Group register, (c) EEA register or (d) non-EEA register.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Figures for the number of vessels operating on each route in 2016 by registration are shown in the table.


UK Ship Register

Another Red Ensign Group (REG) register

Another EEA country register

A non-EEA country and non-REG register

  1. Vessels which carried cargo between a UK port and a UK offshore oil and gas terminal or platform in 2016





  1. Vessels which carried cargo on domestic routes to or from UK ports in 2016 (excluding between UK ports and UK offshore oil and gas terminals covered in 1. above)





  1. Vessels operating on domestic or international short sea passenger services to or from UK ports in 2016





Source: Based on DfT port freight and sea passenger statistics, and IHS Global fleet data.

Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 vessels. A single vessel may operate on any combination of the routes shown. Registration was unavailable for a small number of vessels. Figures shown here for the Red Ensign Group do not include the UK Ship Register, which is shown separately in the table.

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