Shipping: Ferry Operators

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which ferry operators and routes across the southern North Sea and Dover Straits offer services for (a) roll-on roll-off freight; (b) unaccompanied trailers; and (c) unaccompanied swap bodies or containers; and how many daily services each provide for these categories of freight.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Government Whip, Government Whip

Information about individual ferry operators is provided to the department in confidence and cannot be disclosed. The available information for the ferry routes covering the regions requested is provided in the following table.

Selected international UK ferry routes in 2006 by type of cargo carried (excludes passenger-only services and services with very small amounts of units/tonnage)
Route Lorry Unaccompanied trailer Port-to-port trailer/container General cargo Average monthly ferry sailings1
Dartford-Vlissingen v v v 60
Dartford-Zeebrugge v v v 92
Dover-Calais v v 2,948
Dover-Dunkirk v v 613
Felixstowe-Scheveningen v v 171
Felixstowe-Zeebrugge v N/A
Harwich-Bremerhaven v v v N/A
Harwich-Cuxhaven v v v N/A
Harwich-Esbjerg v v v 27
Harwich-Hook of Holland v v 224
Harwich-Rotterdam v v v 141
Harwich-Turku v v v v 2
Hull-Helsinki v v v N/A
Hull-Rotterdam v v v 82
Hull-Zeebrugge v v v 82
Immingham-Cuxhaven v v v 47
Immingham-Esbjerg v v v 51
Immingham-Gothenburg v v v 57
Immingham-Ostend v v v 63
Immingham-Rotterdam v v v 52
Ipswich-Ostend v v v 132
Killingholme-Hook of Holland v v 60
Killingholme-Ostend v v 17
Killingholme-Rotterdam v v v 52
Killingholme-Zeebrugge v v v 53
Newhaven-Dieppe v v 165
Purfleet-Esbjerg v N/A
Purfleet-Rotterdam v v v 55
Purfleet-Zeebrugge v v v 130
Ramsgate-Ostend v v 421
Tilbury-Gothenburg v v v N/A
Tilbury-Ostend v v v 31
1 Sailings include inward and outward movements.

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