Stena Line reaps rewards of UK passenger growth
Last year saw continued growth of Stena Line’s passenger numbers and car volumes, building on the figures recorded in previous years.
The ferry operator transported 132,000 cars on its Harwich-Hook of Holland service through the course of the full year; an increase of 7.3 per cent year on 2013.
In addition the operator recorded 100 per cent reliability in 2014 with all sailings operating to schedule throughout the year.
Stena Line carried an additional 33,000 passengers in 2014 on the North Sea with a total of 601,000 passengers being transported compared to 568,000 the previous year.
This out performs the general upward trend in the British outbound ferry travel market which witnessed a 3.7 per cent increase in passengers travelling to the Continent from mainland Britain.
Stena Line concluded its year of North Sea operations with a very positive eight per cent increase in passengers in December 2014 compared to the same time in 2013.
Lars Olsson, UK general manager, Stena Line said: “We have witnessed a sustained period of growth over the last few years and it is very gratifying to see this continue in 2014.
“We offer an exceptional product; to operate at 100 per cent 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 on-board offering.”