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UK Ferry Market Report

  • ID: 2558565
  • Report
  • April 2016
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 33 Pages
  • IRN Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Brittany Ferries
  • Irish Ferries
  • P&O Ferries
  • Stena Irish Sea
  • MORE
This authoritative report on the UK Ferry Market is an essential reference for anyone involved in the ferry and travel industries. The report combines definitive passenger, car and coach statistics from all ferry lines operating in the UK Continent, UK Ireland and Domestic ferry sectors with the results of the syndicated UK Ferry Market Survey of UK Continent ferry passengers. It is produced in cooperation with Passenger Shipping Association (PSA), the UK´s trade association for passenger shipping.

The UK Ferry Market Report provides a statistical overview of the UK Passenger Ferry Market based on returns from almost all UK passenger ferry operators. While the market is made up of three market sectors - UK Continent, UK Ireland and Domestic routes some comparisons are made with Eurotunnel and Eurostar. In addition, some information is detailed at a subsector level where UK - Continent routes are divided into North Sea, Short Sea and Western Channel Sectors - UK Ireland routes are divided into Northern Ireland, Central Corridor and Southern Corridor, and domestic routes are divided into Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and Scotland.

The UK Ferry Market Report also outlines results from the online UK Ferry Survey which provides insights into the ferry travellers on UK Continent routes. The Survey was conducted in January 2016 and attracted over 12,000 responses of which 9,069 had travelled by ferry in the last year.

Britain’s UK ferry operators carried 8.61 million cars in 2015, up 1.3% on the previous year. Overall passenger figures on 75 ferry routes held up at 38.90 million, slipping just 0.6% from last year and still 800,000 up compared to the 38.1 million passengers of 2013. 2015 Ferrystat figures show that despite the much publicised disruption issues on the key Calais-Dover route last summer and the closure from July of MyFerrylink, overall continental ferry passengers were only down by 1%. Domestic routes forged ahead recording their best passenger figures since 2011, with other sectors like the Western Channel and Holland also recording strong increases in both car and passenger traffic.

Ferry routes to domestic destinations such as the Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Scottish Islands were the top performing sector up 2015, with total cars carried up 4.5% to 3.69m, and passengers up nearly 0.4% to 16m, the best domestic passenger figure since 2011. Within this sector the Isle of Wight ferry routes carried 1.2% more passengers at 8.74m and 3.4% more cars at 1.78m, and Scottish operator Cal Mac recorded a significant increase of 6.9% in car carryings, to 1.17m, offering both lifeline and visitor services to their multiple western isles destinations.

Total passengers carried by P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways on the short sea routes to Calais and Dunkirk were still over 13m in 2015 (13.01m), compared with 13.29m in 2014, a drop of 2.2%.Overall, however, continental passengers were down only 1%, from 18.32m in 2014 to 18.13m in 2015, as some passengers chose alternative ferry routes to the continent, resulting in good growth of 3.4% (2.94m passengers) on the Western channel routes to France principally served by Brittany Ferries, with cars carried up by 5.8% to 990,000 in 2015. North Sea ferry routes run by Stena, DFDS and P&O Ferries increased by 3.9% the number of cars carried to 445,000 in 2015, carrying the same number of passengers in 2015 as 2014 (2.18m). Passengers on the three Irish operators of Irish Ferries, Stena Irish Sea and P&O Ferries were marginally down by 1.9% from 4.87m in 2014 to 4.78m in 2015.

Set against the challenging times that the market faces the UK Ferry industry is seeking opportunities to broaden the range of experiences for discerning clients and promote stability. The industry is seeking to capture these opportunities and this will be a platform for future growth.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Brittany Ferries
  • Irish Ferries
  • P&O Ferries
  • Stena Irish Sea
  • MORE
Introduction And Foreword

1. UK Passenger Ferries - Discover Ferries

2. UK Continent Passenger Ferry Trends By Sector, 2011-2015

3. UK Continent Car Ferry Trends By Sector, 2011-2015

4. UK Ireland Ferry Trends By Sector, 2011-2015

5. Domestic Trends By Sector, 2011-2015

6. Ferry, Eurostar, Eurotunnel And Air Passenger Trends To France, 2011-2015

7. Ferry Passenger Trends By Port, 2011-2015

8. UK Continent % Share Of Outbound Inbound Passengers

9. Graphic Of UK Continent % Of Outbound Inbound Passengers

10. UK Continent Ferry Survey Highlights

11. What Was Your Principal Destination Country By Sector? 2015

12. Destination Trends By Country - 2011 - 2015

13. Destinations In France - 2015

14. Destinations In Germany - 2015

15. Destinations In Netherlands - 2015

16. Destinations In Spain - 2015

17. How Many Ferry Or Rail Trips To The Continent In The Last Year? 2011 - 2015

18. How Many Ferry Or Rail Trips Have You Been On In The Last Year By Sector? 2015

19. How Many Months In Advance Did You Plan Your Trip To The Continent?- 2015

20. How Many Months In Advance Did You Plan Your Trip To The Continent? 2013 - 2015

21. How Many People Were In Your Party? 2011 - 2015

22. How Many People Were In Your Party? 2015

23. How Did You Book Your Ferry/Rail Trip? 2012 - 2015

24. How Did You Book Your Ferry/Rail Trip? 2015

25. What Was The Duration Of Your Trip? 2015

26. What Was The Main Purpose Of Your Trip? 2015

27. How Do You Rate The Following For Gathering Information Concerning Routes Prices Availability And Booking? (% Very Important Or Important) - 2015

28. How Do You Rate The Following For Gathering Information Concerning Routes Prices Availability And Booking? (% Very Important Or Important) 2012 - 2015

29. How Would You Rate These Factors In Influencing Your Choice Of Your Last Continental Ferry Or Rail/Tunnel Trip? (% Important Or Very Important) - 2015

30. How Would You Rate These Facilities On Your Last Continental Ferry Or Rail Trip? % (Excellent Or Very Good) - 2015

31. How Did You Rate Your Overall Experience Of Your Last Continental Ferry Or Rail Trip? (% Excellent Or Very Good) - 2015

32. How Did You Rate Your Overall Experience Of Your Last Continental Ferry Or Rail Trip? (% Excellent Or Very Good) - 2011 - 2015

33. On A Scale From 1-10 (Where 10 Is Very Strong), How Strongly Would You Recommend Your Last Continental Ferry Or Rail/Tunnel Trip?- 2015

34. On A Scale From 1-10 (Where 10 Is Very Strong), How Strongly Would You Recommend Your Last Continental Ferry Or Rail/Tunnel Trip? 2012 - 2015

35. Which Region Of The UK Do You Live? 2012 - 2015

36. Which Region Of The UK Do You Live? 2015
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- Brittany Ferries
- Irish Ferries
- P&O Ferries
- Stena Irish Sea
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Question What is covered in relation to P&O in this product?
Answer P&O is covered in:

UK CONTINENT PASSENGER FERRY TRENDS BY ROUTE, 2007-2012 (Passengers in 000s)
Dover/Calais (P&O)
Hull/Zeebrugge (P&O)

UK CONTINENT PASSENGER FERRY MARKET BY MONTH, 2012
Hull/Europort (P&O)
Hull/Zeebrugge (P&O)

UK CONTINENT CAR FERRY TRENDS BY ROUTE, 2007-2012 (Cars in 000s)
Dover/Calais (P&O)
Hull/Europort (P&O)
Hull/Zeebrugge (P&O)

UK CONTINENT CAR FERRY MARKET BY MONTH, 2012 (Cars in 000s)
Dover/Calais (P&O)
Hull/ Europort (P&O)
Hull/Zeebrugge (P&O)

UK IRELAND PASSENGER FERRY TRENDS BY ROUTE, 2007-2012

Passengers in 000s:
Troon/Larne (Sea Cat/P&O)
Cairnryan/Larne (P&O Irish)
Liverpool/Dublin (P&O Irish)

Cars in 000s:
Troon/Larne (SeaCat/POIrish)
Liverpool/Dublin (P&O Irish)

Coaches in 000s:
Troon/Larne (Sea Cat/P&O Irish)
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