Less car traffic on Helsingør-Helsingborg
Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg route transported 439.000 cars during the third quarter of 2018, which is 4 percent decrease and 17.000 cars less than during the same quarter of 2017.The total number of passengers dropped in the third quarter to roughly 2,3 million, while the number was 2,5 million in the same quarter last year.
The freight traffic numbers were better as the number of transported trucks during the third quarter increased by roughly 6 percent to 109.000, compared to last years third quarter where 103.000 truck were transported. The amount of transported freight also increased to 1.224.000 tonne compared to 1.186.000 tonne in 2017.
” During the first nine months of this year we have taken a significantly larger share of the growth in freight traffic than the competing route further south. Our non-resident customers choose our route because it is a shorter, greener, and faster way of reaching their final destination. A very high stability and sufficient capacity at the right times means a lot to our customers, "says CEO of HH Ferries AB, Johan Röstin.
Bus traffic on the route amounted to 6.300 transported units during the third quarter of 2018, which is a 8,7 percent decrease compared to the same quarter in 2017.
HH Ferries Group has spend the last couple of months making final adjustments and doing tests of charging and battery installations, so that Aurora and Tycho Brahe can be officially announced as the world's largest battery-powered passenger ferry during a ceremony that will take place on November 9.
"We are proud of the battery project, which enables Aurora and Tycho Brahe to sail on renewable electricity, which means that 60 per cent of the shipping company's departures now sail without the possibility of letting out emissions that are harmful to the air. It has been worth all efforts and we look forward to making it official at the ceremony on November 9 and sail the ferry on November 10, where all passengers on foot are invited onboard for free on the two ferries between 10 and 18 o’clock, so that as many as possible can celebrate the event with us, "says Johan Röstin.