• Follow us
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Contact us

Getting access to our website

Read more

Search form

DFDS October volumes: mixed growth picture

Ferry – freight: Volumes were lower across northern Europe while Mediterranean volumes continued to grow. Total volumes in October 2022 were 9.0% below 2021.
Ferry – passenger: The number of passengers continued to recover and increased 172% to 332k equal to 84% of volumes in October 2019, the latest comparable month pre-Covid-19. The number of cars equalled 85% of volumes in 2019.

Ferry – freight: Volumes were lower across northern Europe while Mediterranean volumes continued to grow. Total volumes in October 2022 were 9.0% below 2021.

North Sea volumes were below 2021 due to continued automotive production stops caused by shortages of parts. Labour strikes in the Felixstowe port also reduced volumes. Mediterranean’s volume growth rate picked up again in October following a dip in the growth rate in Q3.

Channel’s volumes were significantly below 2021 due to a continued decrease in total market volumes and the addition of capacity by a third ferry operator. Baltic Sea’s volumes were below 2021 due to the war in Ukraine, although the percentage decrease was the lowest recorded in 2022.

For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total transported freight lane metres decreased 1.7% to 42.8m from 43.5m in 2021-20.

Ferry – passenger: The number of passengers continued to recover and increased 172% to 332k equal to 84% of volumes in October 2019, the latest comparable month pre-Covid-19. The number of cars equalled 85% of volumes in 2019.

For the last twelve months 2022-21, the total number of passengers was 3.5m compared to 0.8m in 2021-20 and 5.1m in 2019.

DFDS ferry volumes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October

 

LTM*

Freight

2020

2021

2022

Change

 

2020-19

2021-20

2022-21

Change

Lane metres, '000

4,131

3,824

3,478

-9.0%

 

39,507

43,508

42,780

-1.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger

2020

2021

2022

Change

 

2020-19

2021-20

2022-21

Change

Passengers, '000

64

122

332

171.9%

 

1,969

824

3,473

321.4%

*Last twelve months  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 18 2022


Get the latest news - for FREE

Receive our weekly newsletter with the latest news and unique special offers.

Products

Shippax Info

Our monthly magazine + Online Access.1 year subscription.

More

Shippax Guide 21/22

AURA SEAWAYS

More

Shippax Market 22

Market reports & outlook

More

Shippax Designs 20

ECO LIVORNO

More

Shippax Database - Single user

Shippax Database online

More

Don’t miss out!

The place to meet the ferry shipping industry!