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Shipping: Ferry Operators

Volume 693: debated on Wednesday 27 June 2007

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. [HL4406]

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.