Weekend Quiz: Ten Facts We May Not Know About UK Shipping

by OldSailor on May 17, 2008

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Let us spend the weekend to find out how good is our memory. Now get ready for a short quiz on UK Shipping. Choose the right answer given below for each question. (you may use a pen and paper)

1. About ……………… % of goods consumed or produced in the UK come and go by sea.

a b c d
75% 85% 95% 100%

2. The UK’s 52 major ports handled approximately …………….. million tonnes of goods in 2006.

a b c d
570 580 590 600

3. The UK’s busiest port in the year …….. was Grimsby and Immingham. It handled about 64 million tonnes of goods.

a b c d
2003 2004 2005 2006

4. There were over …………… million international passenger journeys into and out of UK ports in 2006.

a b c d
23 25 27 29

5. In 2006/7 there were around ………… new entrant merchant navy officer cadets in the UK.

a b c d
670 680 690 700

6. Businesses in London generate around £ ……….. billion each year by providing services like insurance to ships.

a b c d
4 3 2 1

7. The body that regulates shipping globally, the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization, is based in …………….

a b c d
Southampton London Northampton Basildon

8. According to Maritime London, …………… is the leading centre for legal services to the shipping industry around the world.

a b c d
Cambridge Salisbury Oxford London

9. The UK-registered fleet (including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands) is the …….. largest in the world at 19.8 million gross tonnes, with a carrying capacity (deadweight tonnage) of 26 million tonnes.

a b c d
4th 6th 8th 10th

10. Merchant Navy Day was launched by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott on ………….03, 2000 and is now celebrated every year. It commemorates the 30,000 merchant seamen who died during World War II and also reminds the country about the continuing importance of the Merchant Navy.

a b c d
September October November December

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