Stena Line records 16% yearly growth on North Sea route

Stena Line records 16% yearly growth on North Sea route
Stena Britannica sails between the UK port of Harwich and the Hook of Holland in the Netherlands

Stena Line recorded 16% year-on-year growth in passenger numbers on its North Sea ferry route between Harwich, UK, and the Hook of Holland, Netherlands in 2015.

The company carried 698,000 passengers on its twice daily crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland – an additional 97,000 passengers to the 601,000 carried in 2014. According to Stena Line, this ‘widely outperforms’ the general trend in the British outbound ferry market, which saw a 1% decrease in passengers travelling to the continent from mainland Britain in 2015.

“We have witnessed a sustained period of growth over the last few years and it is very positive to see this continue in 2015,” said Lars Olsson, general manager at Stena Line UK. “Whereas there is no denying that Stena Line did benefit from the disruptions on the Dover straits, we do offer an exceptional product and it is gratifying to see that the new customers we have attracted to Stena Line seem to be staying with us. Our two Superferries continue to impress old and new customers alike who are continuing to discover our fantastic onboard offering.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
04 February 2016

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