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.

Passenger ferries

  • 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.