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Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th September 2018

Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average age was of bulk carrier merchant ships using UK ports in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

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

Figures are shown in the table

Year Average age of bulk carriers (years)
2010 11.3
2011 9.8
2012 8.4
2013 7.8
2014 8.1
2015 7.8
2016 8.0
2017 8.0

Source: DfT Analysis of vessel data supplied by Lloyds List Intelligence and DfT Maritime Statistics