HC Deb 26 September 1944 vol 403 cc59-60W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can give the annual figures for the amount of shipping tonnage using the Port of London; and the value of their cargoes for the years 1913 and 1938 and for the latest available date.

Mr. Dalton

Particulars of the tonnage of vessels arriving at the port of London in the years 1913, 1938 and 1939 in the foreign and coasting trades are given below, together with the value of imports recorded as entered at the port of London in the years concerned. Goods unloaded from vessels in the coasting trade are not recorded as imports. Figures for years after 1939 cannot yet be made public.

1913. 1938. 1939.
Thousand tons net
Arrivals in the Foreign trade:
With cargo 11,713 19,369 16,329
In ballast 2,012 3,152 2,537
Coasting trade:
With cargo 5,726 7,352 6,544
In ballast 637 904 1,086
Total arrivals 20,088 30,777 26,496
£ million
Value of imports entered at London. 253.9 381.8 344.4