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DFDS August volumes: Freight closing in further on 2022, passengers up 3%

Total freight volumes in August 2023 were 4.6% below 2022. Volumes were 1.6% below 2022 adjusted for Channel. The number of passengers increased 2.8% driven by more passengers in all three passenger areas.

Ferry – freight: North Sea volumes were above last year driven by higher volumes on most routes. Mediterranean’s volumes were below last year as growth is being reduced by measures to curb inflation in Türkiye and a slowdown in European demand.

Channel volumes were below 2022 which still reflects the redistribution of market shares that took place in August 2022 in the wake of a ferry competitor’s suspension of sailings in 2022. Baltic Sea volumes closed in further on 2022 with one route transporting volumes above 2022.

For the last twelve months 2023-22, the total transported freight lane metres decreased 10.9% to 38.7m from 43.4m in 2022-21. The decrease was 4.2% adjusted for Channel.  

Ferry – passenger: The number of cars decreased 0.8% due to mainly fewer cars between the Netherlands and the UK.

For the last twelve months 2023-22, the total number of passengers increased 48% to 4.4m from 3.0m in 2022-21.

DFDS ferry volumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August

 

LTM*

Freight

2021

2022

2023

Change

 

2021-20

2022-21

2023-22

Change

Lane metres, '000

3,202

3,120

2,976

-4.6%

 

43,884

43,419

38,666

-10.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger

2021

2022

2023

Change

 

2021-20

2022-21

2023-22

Change

Passengers, '000

157

694

714

2.8%

 

735

2,987

4,420

48.0%

*Last twelve months  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 12 2023


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