September 15, 2022
Ferry – freight:
- Due to lower volumes in the Baltic Sea region and on the Dover Strait, total volumes in August 2022 were 5.2% below 2021.
- Freight volumes were higher than in 2021 in all other regions.
- North Sea volumes were above 2021 despite a negative impact from a strike in Felixstowe port.
- Volumes in the Mediterranean network continued to grow, even though fires in the Trieste region held back volumes, driven by higher Turkish industrial production and exports.
- Channel’s volumes were below 2021 following a decrease on the Dover Strait due to partly lower total market volumes, and partly addition of capacity by a third ferry operator.
- Baltic Sea’s volumes were below 2021 due to the war in Ukraine.
- For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total transported freight lane metres decreased 1.4% to 43.3m from 43.9m in 2021-20.
Ferry – passenger:
- The number of passengers increased fourfold to 693k equal to 82% of volumes in August 2019, the latest comparable month pre-Covid-19.
- The number of cars equalled 85% of volumes in 2019.
- The Channel business unit’s volumes were reduced by addition of capacity by a third ferry operator.
- For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total number of passengers was 3.0m compared to 0.7m in 2021-20 and 5.1m in 2019.