DFDS December volumes: strong Med versus other routes – strong passengers

By 13 January 20232023 Newsletter week 2
January 13, 2023

Ferry – freight:

  • Total volumes in December 2022 were 15.2% below 2021.
  • Volumes were 4.7% below 2021 adjusted for Channel that continues to be impacted by a considerable decrease in the total market and ferry overcapacity.
  • North Sea volumes were below last year, mostly due to a decline in activity between Scandinavia and the UK.
  • The growth momentum in the Mediterranean network continued, although a temporary suspension of sailings between Turkey and Spain reduced volumes.
  • Baltic Sea volumes remained negatively impacted by the war in Ukraine.
  • In 2022, the total transported freight lane metres decreased 2.9% to 41.7m from 43.0m in 2021. The decrease was 0.5% adjusted for Channel.

Ferry – passenger:

  • The number of passengers continued to recover and more than tripled to 307k equal to 83% of volumes in December 2019, the latest comparable month pre-Covid-19.
  • The number of cars equalled 81% of volumes in 2019.
  • In 2022, the total number of passengers was 3.8m compared to 0.9m in 2021 and 5.1m in 2019.