DFDS monthly: Passengers and Mediterranean freight volumes up in June

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Ferry – freight:

  • Total volumes in June 2022 were 3.6% below 2021.
  • North Sea volumes were below 2021 on both UK routes and routes between Sweden and the Continent.
  • Volumes in the Mediterranean network continued to grow supported by higher capacity.
  • Channel’s volumes were below 2021 due to a decrease in the total market. Market share was upheld just below last year.
  • The war in Ukraine lowered Baltic Sea volumes between mainly Germany and Lithuania compared to 2021.
  • For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total transported freight lane metres increased 0.2% to 43.8m from 43.7m in 2021-20.

Ferry – passenger:

  • The number of passengers increased eightfold to 352k equal to 75% of volumes in June 2019, the latest comparable month pre-Covid-19.
  • Transport segments continued to recover faster than leisure segments as the number of cars equalled 89% of volumes in 2019.
  • For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total number of passengers was 1.9m compared to 1.0m in 2021-20 and 5.1m in 2019.

Scandlines H1: about challenges and ambitions

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Scandlines’ business during the first half of 2022 was affected by the corona pandemic and the economic consequences of Russia’s war.

Initially, the company focused on ensuring that the increasing volume of freight was handled smoothly. In the long term, Scandlines is pursuing its ambitious goal of emission-free ferry operations.

There are very positive developments for the first half of 2022:

  • Volumes are significantly higher than the figures from 2021 and have almost reached the level of 2019.
  • The booking situation for the main season creates confidence.
  • On the Rostock-Gedser route, the traffic volume for cars has increased significantly.
  • +11% freight compared to last year.

Scandlines continues to work at full speed on its ambitious goal of zero-emission ferry operations.

  • In March, the first steel plates for the new zero-emission ferry PR24 were cut at the Cemre shipyard.
  • PR24 is being built for freight transport on the Puttgarden-Rødby route and is scheduled to go into operation in 2024.
  • In May, a rotor sail was installed on ropax BERLIN.
  • Scandlines’ first major goal is that operations on the Puttgarden-Rødby route should be emission-free by 2030. There are 32,000 round-the-clock crossings a year on this route.
  • The second major goal is that ferry operations on both Scandlines routes, as well as the entire company, should be free of direct emissions by 2040.
  • With these two specific goals, Scandines commit themselves to go well beyond the requirements of the Paris climate agreement.

Scandlines turns down diesel engines, turns up wind power and reduces CO2 emissions once again

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With the aim of becoming emission-free by 2040, Scandlines is setting itself higher targets than the Paris Agreement. On 16 May 2022, Scandlines installed the Norsepower Rotor Sail on BERLIN in the port of Rostock while the ferry was out of service for a few hours.

COPENHAGEN already got it in 2020. Scandlines has reduced CO2 emissions from the hybrid ferry by an average of 4 percent – and on good days with optimal wind conditions by as much as 20 percent.