Hull Coal Traffic.

January 1920

Sheffield Independent – Saturday 10 January 1920

Hull Coal Traffic.

France the Biggest Foreign Buyer.

Though there was a considerable increase in the coal traffic through Hull during the last month the total sent during the year, 2,101,648 tons, is a decrease of about half a million tons, compared with the previous year. The total is only equal to that sent 30 years ago.

Of the tonnage, about a quarter of million tons—practically all to London —was sent to home ports, and a similar total is shown as sent abroad. France received 142,266 tons, Holland 22,000 tons, and Sweden 14,167 tons.

The position of principal contributor is easily held the Denaby and Cadeby collieries, though the quantity sent is a considerable decrease, and the only other firm to send over 100,000 tons is Grimethorpe and Frickley.

The following is a list of the principal collieries, with the tonnage sent during the past two years: