April 14, 2022
- Freight lane metres: +5.9% or 43.6 million (last 12 months)
- Total volumes in March 2022 were 0.3% above 2021 (on level adjusted for route changes) as higher volumes in North Sea, Mediterranean, and Channel were offset by lower volumes in Baltic Sea.
- North Sea volumes were slightly above 2021.
- Volumes in the Mediterranean network were overall well above 2021.
- Towards the end of March, volumes on the English Channel routes were increased due to the suspension of sailings of P&O Ferries.
- Baltic Sea volumes were below 2021 due to the war in Ukraine. Volumes were also impacted by reduced capacity on a route where one ferry was removed.
- The number of passengers continued to increase in March as travel restrictions were rolled back.
- The number of passengers increased more than four hundred percent to 134k equal to 49% of the number of passengers in March 2019, the latest comparable month pre-Covid-19.
- Volumes primarily increased between Norway and Denmark as well as on the Channel.
- For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total number of passengers was 1.1m compared to 1.0m in 2021-20 and 5.1m in 2019, the latter being the latest pre-Covid-19 year.