Written Answers. - Shipping Statistics.

Wednesday, 27 November 1957

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 164 No. 7

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[1029]Mr. Larkin: Information on Denis Larkin  Zoom on Denis Larkin  asked the Taoiseach if he will state the number and net tonnage of vessels, including their repeated voyages, that arrived at and departed from ports in the State from and to ports in the Six Counties during the years 1954 to 1956, inclusive, distinguishing between ships with cargoes and in ballast, and the number and net tonnage of such vessels classified by nationality.

[1030]The Taoiseach: Information on Eamon de Valera  Zoom on Eamon de Valera  The following table shows the particulars required in respect of 1956. As the shipping statistics are not normally compiled in this detail the preparation of similar statements for 1954 and 1955 will take some time and arrangements have been made for them to be sent direct to the Deputy by the Central Statistics Office as soon as possible.

[1031][1032] NUMBER and net tonnage of vessels, including their repeated voyages, that arrived at and departed from ports in the State from and to ports in the Six Counties in 1956 distinguishing nationalities of vessels.

Nationality Arrivals Departures
With cargoes In ballast With cargoes and in ballast With cargoes In ballast With cargoes and in ballast
Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons
British 19 14,806 27 10,208 46 25,014 9 12,077 46 36,080 55 48,157
Dutch 6 1,689 18 6,473 24 8,162 18 3,735 88 22,269 106 26,004
Irish 3 2,848 2 2,027 5 4,875 1 273 3 2,204 4 2,477
German 2 1,191 2 1,191 1 269 1 269
Danish 1 183 1 183 1 129 1 129
Swedish 2 1,373 2 6,632 4 8,005
American (U.S.A.) 1 4,924 1 4,924
Spanish 1 336 1 336
TOTAL 28 19,343 50 20,082 78 39,425 31 22,382 142 67,919 173 90,301

[1033]Mr. Larkin: Information on Denis Larkin  Zoom on Denis Larkin  asked the Taoiseach if he will state the number and net tonnage of tankers, including their repeated voyages, that entered and cleared from ports in the State from and to Great Britain during the years 1954 to 1956, inclusive, distinguishing between ships with cargoes and in ballast, and the number and net tonnage of such vessels classified by nationality.

The Taoiseach: Information on Eamon de Valera  Zoom on Eamon de Valera  The particulars sought by the Deputy are not readily available since the customs documents from which the shipping statistics are compiled do not show explicitly whether or not each vessel returned is a tanker. In the circumstances, perhaps the Deputy would be good enough to repeat the question in a month's time. In the meantime the Central Statistics Office will see how far the information required can be extracted from the data available.

[1034]Mr. Larkin: Information on Denis Larkin  Zoom on Denis Larkin  asked the Taoiseach if he will state the number and net tonnage of vessels, including their repeated voyages, that entered and cleared from ports in the State from and to Great Britain during the years 1954 to 1956, inclusive, distinguishing between ships with cargoes and in ballast, and the number and net tonnage of such vessels classified by nationality.

The Taoiseach: Information on Eamon de Valera  Zoom on Eamon de Valera  The following table shows the particulars required in respect of 1956. As the shipping statistics are not normally compiled in this detail the preparation of similar statements for 1954 and 1955 will take some time, and arrangements have been made for them to be sent direct to the Deputy by the Central Statistics Office as soon as possible.

[1035][1036] NUMBER and net tonnage of vessels, including their repeated voyages, that entered at and cleared from ports in Ireland from and to ports in Great Britain in 1956, distinguishing nationalities of vessels.

Nationality ENTRANCES CLEARANCES
With cargoes In ballast With cargoes and in ballast With cargoes In ballast With cargoes and in ballast
Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons
Irish 1,498 1,188,274 38 29,558 1,536 1,217,832 857 1,004,808 669 222,186 1,526 1,226,994
British 4,377 3,692,303 554 440,253 4,931 4,132,556 2,571 2,613,713 2,551 1,795,259 5,122 4,408,972
Belgian 1 103 1 103 1 25 1 25
Costa Rican 3 1,002 1 5,630 4 6,632 3 1,002 3 1,002
Danish 8 16,778 1 672 9 17,450 23 46,265 23 46,265
Dutch 369 73,774 61 12,989 430 86,763 235 42,928 624 148,225 859 191,153
Finnish 1 915 1 1,081 2 1,996 2 2,066 11 13,180 13 15,246
French 1 47 5 514 6 561 2 346 2 346
German 11 2,374 4 1,949 15 4,323 6 1,618 31 11,979 37 13,597
Greek 1 10,015 1 10,015 2 20,030 1 10,015 1 10,015
Icelandic 1 1,127 1 1,127
Indian 2 10,080 2 10,080
Israeli 1 225 1 225
Italian 1 565 1 565 4 6,350 4 6,350
Japanese 2 7,783 2 7,783 2 7,783 2 7,783
Liberian 1 1,071 1 1,071 4 9,512 4 9,512
Norwegian 48 83,893 5 2,457 53 86,350 1 611 56 100,389 57 101,000
Panamanian 2 12,600 1 3,393 3 15,993 3 9,592 3 9,592
Spanish 1 1,828 1 3,529 2 5,357 1 1,828 6 9,662 7 11,490
Swedish 14 19,412 7 5,834 21 25,246 5 3,647 33 33,503 38 37,150
U.S.A. 6 29,484 1 6,680 7 36,164 20 95,426 3 13,640 23 109,066
TOTAL 6,344 5,142,118 682 524,657 7,026 5,666,775 3,698 3,766,645 4,031 2,450,345 7,729 6,216,990

[1037]Mr. Larkin: Information on Denis Larkin  Zoom on Denis Larkin  asked the Taoiseach if he will state the number and net tonnage of vessels, including their repeated voyages, that arrived at and departed from the port of Dublin from and to Great Britain during the years 1954 to 1956, inclusive, distinguishing between ships with cargoes and in ballast, and the number and net tonnage of such vessels classified by nationality.

[1038]The Taoiseach: Information on Eamon de Valera  Zoom on Eamon de Valera  The following table shows the particulars required in respect of 1956. As the shipping statistics are not normally compiled in this detail the preparation of similar statements for 1954 and 1955 will take some time and arrangements have been made for them to be sent direct to the Deputy by the Central Statistics Office as soon as possible.

[1039][1040] NUMBER and net tonnage of vessels, including their repeated voyages, that arrived at and departed from the port of Dublin from and to ports in Great Britain in 1956, distinguishing nationalities of vessels.

Nationality Arrivals Departures
With cargoes In ballast With cargoes and in ballast With cargoes In ballast With cargoes and in ballast
Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons Vessels Tons
Irish 1,498 1,188,274 38 29,558 1,536 1,217,832 857 1,004,808 669 222,186 1,526 1,226,994
British 4,377 3,692,303 554 440,253 4,931 4,132,556 2,571 2,613,713 2,551 1,795,259 5,122 4,408,972
Belgian 1 103 1 103 1 25 1 25
Costa Rican 3 1,002 1 5,630 4 6,632 3 1,002 3 1,002
Danish 8 16,778 1 672 9 17,450 23 46,265 23 46,265
Dutch 369 73,774 61 12,989 430 86,763 235 42,928 624 148,225 859 191,153
Finnish 1 915 1 1,081 2 1,996 2 2,066 11 13,180 13 15,246
French 1 47 5 514 6 561 2 346 2 346
German 11 2,374 4 1,949 15 4,323 6 1,618 31 11,979 37 13,597
Greek 1 10,015 1 10,015 2 20,030 1 10,015 1 10,015
Icelandic 1 1,127 1 1,127
Indian 2 10,080 2 10,080
Israeli 1 225 1 225
Italian 1 565 1 565 4 6,350 4 6,350
Japanese 2 7,783 2 7,783 2 7,783 2 7,783
Liberian 1 1,071 1 1,071 4 9,512 4 9,512
Norwegian 48 83,893 5 2,457 53 86,350 1 611 56 100,389 57 101,000
Panamanian 2 12,600 1 3,393 3 15,993 3 9,592 3 9,592
Spanish 1 1,828 1 3,529 2 5,357 1 1,828 6 9,662 7 11,490
Swedish 14 19,412 7 5,834 21 25,246 5 3,647 33 33,503 38 37,150
U.S.A. 6 29,484 1 6,680 7 36,164 20 95,426 3 13,640 23 109,066
TOTAL 6,344 5,142,118 682 524,657 7,026 5,666,775 3,698 3,766,645 4,031 2,450,345 7,729 6,216,990

[1041]Mr. Larkin: Information on Denis Larkin  Zoom on Denis Larkin  asked the Taoiseach if he will state in respect of the years 1954 to 1956, inclusive, (a) the c.i.f. value of imports consigned from Britain, (b) the f.o.b. value of exports consigned to Britain, (c) the estimated freight content of (a), and (d) the estimated amount of freight paid on (b).

The Taoiseach: Information on Eamon de Valera  Zoom on Eamon de Valera  The trade statistics for 1954-56 were not compiled by reference to country of consignment and it is not therefore possible to state the exact particulars required in parts (a) and (b) of the question. The trade statistics show imports by country of origin and exports by country of final destination and the following table, showing trade with Britain in 1954-56, is compiled from this source:—

VALUE of trade with Great Britain, 1954-56

Year C.i.f. value of imports which originated in Great Britain F.o.b. value of exports consigned to Great Britain as final country of destination
£ £
1954 97,417,135 85,565,976
1955 104,453,403 80,990,590
1956 99,569,367 70,851,999

Owing to the absence of data, no reliable estimates can be made for parts (c) and (d) of the question. Since in the Trade Statistics imports are valued on a c.i.f. basis and exports on an f.o.b. basis it is not necessary for Balance of Payments purposes to obtain explicitly figures for freight (except for the net freight earnings of Irish shipping companies), and particulars of the freight charges in respect of traffic with Britain are not therefore available.


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