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Euro Ferry Industry on a 4-Year Hot Streak

Euro Ferry Industry on a 4-Year Hot Streak

3.6 million cars to Western Europe

In total, ferry travel accounts for one in ten travellers to Western Europe. Up to 14.6 million passengers travelled between UK and France by ferry, while the Netherlands welcomed more than 1.8 million passengers by sea in 2016. Belgium and Spain both welcomed more than 310,000 and 320,000, respectively.

 

Last year 3.65 million cars were carried on ferry routes between the UK and the near continent. More than two million of these cars travel via Dover, one million via Western Channel ports including Newhaven, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth and Weymouth and a further 450,000 cars are carried via Hull, Harwich and Newcastle.

 

“Over the past decade our ferry members and partners have constantly innovated and invested to ensure travel by sea is as superb experience and it’s exciting to see the results of that work coming through in our 2016 results,” Bill Gibbons, director of Discover Ferries, said.

 

Original Source: http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/213273/euro-ferry-industry-on-a-4-year-hot-streak/