Stena Line recorded a 5.7% rise in ferry passengers in 2014

Stena Line recorded a 5.7% rise in ferry passengers in 2014
Stena Britannica sails between the UK port of Harwich and the Hook of Holland in the Netherlands

Stena Line recorded a 5.7% increase in the number of passengers using its North Sea ferry services between the UK and the Netherlands in 2014.

Last year, Stena Line carried an additional 33,000 passengers on the North Sea routes with a total of 601,000 passengers being transported compared to 568,000 the previous year. In December alone, the line experienced an 8% increase in passengers compared to the same month in 2013. These figures also indicate that Stena outperformed the general ferry market, which recorded a 3.7% increase in passengers travelling to Europe from mainland Britain.

In addition the operator recorded 100% reliability in 2014 with all sailings operating to schedule throughout the year.

“We have witnessed a sustained period of growth over the last few years and it is very gratifying to see this continue in 2014,” said Lars Olsson, UK general manager for Stena Line. “We offer an exceptional product; to operate at 100% reliability in 2014 is an amazing achievement and we are very pleased to have provided our customers with such a reliable service. Our two super ferries continue to impress old and new customers alike who are continuing to discover our fantastic onboard offering.”

Stena Line offers twice-daily, seven-hour return crossings between Harwich in the UK and the Hook of Holland.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Thursday, January 29, 2015