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UK merchant fleet increased by 7% in 2017

Official data from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency shows that gross tonnage on the UKSR has increased by 18% compared with the end of 2014, following three consecutive years of growth. Moreover, the UK registered merchant fleet grew by 7% in gross tonnage (GT) in the year to end December 2017, a third consecutive year of growth. Lastly, the UK share of the world trading fleet was 0.8% at the end of 2017, with the UK registered trading fleet the 18th largest in the world by deadweight tonnage.

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