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Performance

The Authority continued to focus during 2016 on safety of navigation for vessels visiting Harwich Haven, environmental stewardship, health and safety and customer service. Ensuring we deliver a safe and efficient service remains a key objective for staff across our vessel traffic services, pilot and launch crew teams.

Key financial indicators

Our two sources of revenue, pilotage and conservancy produced a consolidated revenue of £24.5 million (2015: £24.3 million) in 2016.  The revenue delivered a surplus before taxation of £5.9 million (2015: £4.2 million) which was used to service outstanding borrowing, make contributions to our pension deficit recovery plan and to invest in maintaining and improving essential assets.

Key performance indicators

Arrivals 2016 2015 2014
Vessels 4,778 5,268 5,624
Tonnage 203,503,000 202,043,000 194,932,000
Navigational Safety
Vessel movements 13,268 14,304 15,667
Level 1 (major) navigational incidents 0 0 0
Level 2 (minor) navigational incidents 4 5 2
Level 3 (hazardous) navigational incidents 31 24 15
Pilotage Service
Pilotage acts 5,264 5,445 5,835
Tonnage piloted 260,007,000 260,212,000 240,209,000
Delays caused by pilot availability 0.78% 1.41% 0.87%
Boarding and landing acts 2,289 2,197 2,062
Dredging
Disposed volume (m3) 2,424,089 3,364,900 2,830,136
Environmental
Engine fuel use (litres) 2,805,274 4,040,198 2,697,765
Gas use (kWh) 567,082 474,424 370,691
Electricity use (kWh) 366,638 367,755 422,046
Water use (m3) 1,341 1,419 1,372
CO2 output (tonnes) 7,907 11,646 8,448
Waste generated (kg) 66,605 78,838 77,920
People
Employees 110 105 103
Accidents 12 7 12
Of which were lost time accidents 3 1 3
Of which were reportable 2 0 1