Stena Line reports growth in Holland and NI

Stena Line reports growth in Holland and NI

Stena Line has reported up to 14.5% year-on-year increases on ferry traffic from the UK to Holland and Northern Ireland. Passenger and car figures from April to June 2010 have shown that its Harwich-Hook of Holland service has seen a 2.1% rise in cars and 14.5% more passengers were transported. During the same period, coach transportation upped 38% as holidaymakers seek for alternative short-haul travel. There was also growth in Stena Line’s traffic to Northern Ireland as it carried 12.4% more cars between Fleetwood and Larne and 7.1% more between Stranraer and Belfast. “Some of the boost is attributable to the ash cloud and the extra passengers we carried at that time, many of whom also rediscovered ferry travel for future trips, but it is certainly not the case that the growth is purely ash-related,” explained Stena Line General Manager Dermot Cairns. “We’re particularly pleased to be experiencing growth on these routes at a time when we have been investing so heavily in them. The two North Sea Superferries we’ve built for the route from Harwich represented our largest ever investment at over

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