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Volume 704: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What tonnage of shipping has visited the port of Liverpool in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, and (c) 2008 to date. [HL5482]

The information requested for 2006 and 2007 is shown in the following table. The data are compiled by the Department for Transport annually, therefore no information for 2008 is currently available centrally.

Tonnage of merchant ship1 arrivals at the Port of Liverpool, 2006-07

Total gross tonnage of ships arriving (million gt)





1 Sea-going vessels over 100gt arriving at the port, whether or not for the loading or unloading of cargo. Excludes warships and those carrying goods for government departments, tugs and other vessels employed within the port or estuary; dredgers, supply and support ships, research vessels, fishing vessels, pleasure yachts, vessels entering to land sick or injured crew members (where known). Compiled by DfT from movement data supplied by Lloyds Maritime Intelligence Unit and MDS-Transmodal.