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Ports Traffic

The Department for Transport (DfT) collects and publishes statistics about passenger and freight traffic through the ports of the UK.

Latest Results - Published 28 November 2013

The most recent DfT statistics relate to ports traffic in 2012 and show that:

Northern Ireland Ports Traffic 2012 Publication

Northern Ireland Ports Traffic 2012 (PDF 137 KB)

Northern Ireland Ports Traffic 2012 - Additional Tables (1998-2012)

The tables listed below link to Excel files containing a range of NI Ports Traffic data.

Table Description
1 Tonnage of Goods Through the Principal Ports in Northern Ireland (Excel 38 KB)
2 Unit Load Carrier Cross Channel Traffic (Excel 61 KB)
3 Unit Load Carrier Foreign Traffic (Excel 44 KB)
4 Unit Load Carrier Total Traffic (Excel 64 KB)
5 Other Traffic (Cross Channel, Foreign and Total) (Excel 39 KB)
6 Unit Load Carrier Traffic Tourist Vehicles (Excel 36 KB)

Usage of Ports Traffic Data

A summary of usage of the Ports Traffic statistics can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

NI Ports Traffic Statistics - Summary of Usage (PDF 39 KB)

Methods and Quality

A summary of the methods used in compiling the Ports Traffic statistics, and of their quality and reliability, can be accessed via the link below:

NI Ports Traffic Statistics - Methods and Quality (PDF 63 KB)

Archive Data

Archive data for Northern Ireland ports