Freight volumes up 12% in March

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Total volumes in March 2021 were 11.8% above 2020. Net adjustments for structural route changes reduced growth 0.2 ppt to 11.6%. Volumes for routes calling the UK were up 10% according to DFDS.

The increase in volumes in February continued in March for the North Sea and Mediterranean volumes. Volumes on the English Channel were also above 2020.

The company said that the volume of growth in March 2021 was impacted by Covid-19’s negative effect on volumes in the last two weeks of March 2020. This effect was largest in the Mediterranean, North Sea, and Channel business units.

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