Shipping: Tonnage Tax

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of tonnage on the UK Ship Register was from the (a) coastal freight, (b) container, (c) bulk carrier, (d) cruise and (e) offshore supply sectors in each year since 2010.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The proportion of tonnage on the UK Ship Register, for ships over 100 gross tonnage, at the end of March in each year since 2010 is shown below:

Year

(a) Coastal Freight

(b) Container

(c) Bulk Carrier

(d) Cruise

(e) Offshore Supply

2010

28%

53%

10%

7%

3%

2011

29%

54%

9%

4%

3%

2012

27%

52%

14%

4%

3%

2013

29%

48%

13%

6%

4%

2014

32%

53%

5%

6%

4%

2015

31%

52%

8%

6%

4%

2016

28%

50%

10%

7%

4%

2017

29%

52%

10%

6%

4%

2018

25%

54%

11%

6%

4%

The UK Ship Register does not record any specific data on (a) coastal freight as this is not a specific ship type for registration purposes. The data shown above, in (a), includes the following ship types: Cargo; Passenger; Roll On-Roll Off; Tanker; and Other. Only whole percentages are shown.

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