DFDS September Volumes: Freight continues growth in Mediterranean and North Sea

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Ferry – freight:

  • Due to lower volumes on the Dover Strait and on the Baltic Sea, total volumes in September 2022 were 7.5% below 2021. Freight volumes were above 2021 in all other regions.
  • North Sea volumes were above 2021 despite a negative impact from a strike in Felixstowe port as volumes to a large extent were diverted to the Immingham port instead.
  • Volumes in the Mediterranean network continued to grow driven by Turkish industrial production and exports.
  • Channel’s volumes were below 2021 following lower activity on the Dover Strait on account of a decrease in total market volumes and addition of capacity by Irish Ferries.
  • Channel’s year-to-date volumes were 0.3% above 2021.
  • Baltic Sea’s volumes were below 2021 due to the war in Ukraine, although to a lower extent than in previous months.
  • For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total transported freight lane metres decreased 1.5% to 43.1m from 43.8m in 2021-20.

Ferry – passenger

  • The number of passengers increased more than three times to 371k equal to 82% of volumes in September 2019, the latest comparable month pre-Covid-19.
  • The number of cars equalled 89% of volumes in 2019. Channel’s volumes were reduced by the addition of capacity by Irish Ferries.
  • For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total number of passengers was 3.3m compared to 0.8m in 2021-20 and 5.1m in 2019.