December volumes: Ferry freight up 28%
Every month, we publish the previous month’s ferry volumes to the stock exchange. December’s freight volumes were so impressive that it calls for a closer look.
Søren Brøndholt Nielsen, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, explains: “The North Sea volumes were boosted by stock building ahead of Brexit, especially on the routes between the Netherlands and the UK, but also between Sweden and the UK. Volumes on the English Channel were likewise boosted by the stock building, and in total the volume growth for routes to the UK was 37%.”
Baltic Sea volumes were above 2019, adjusted for the closure of the Paldiski – Hanko route, and Mediterranean volumes were also above 2019, driven by higher volumes on all main corridors.
Peder Gellert, Executive Vice President and Head of Ferry Division, says: “I am very happy to see that freight is doing so well, especially when Passenger is having such a hard time because of the travel restrictions related to COVID-19. Looking ahead, I have a strong belief that we are moving in the right direction, and I want to thank everyone who has worked and is working very hard to keep DFDS a strong and healthy company.”