HH QUARTERLY

On a quarterly basis, HH Ferries Group publishes HH QUARTERLY as a contribution to the public debate with concrete facts concerning the traffic and financial development of the Öresund region, which Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör plays an important role in promoting.

Continued progress in freight traffic and the battery conversion project

The positive development in the number of transferred trucks continued in Q1 2017. The number of transported cars and passengers declined, primarily due to the timing of Easter in Q2 this year against Q1 last year. The seasonal impact during Easter is significant and complicates the assessment of the effect of the changed traffic pattern in the region. Both Tycho Brahe and Aurora completed preparatory dockings ahead of their final conversion to battery operation without impacting service or regularity.

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Good traffic development in Q2 despite postponed battery conversion

Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör transported more cars and passengers in Q2 2017 than in the comparison period, and the development was positively affected by Easter, which fell in Q1 last year. The number of transported trucks was unchanged and the time table and reliability were only marginally impacted by the postponement of the commissioning of Tycho Brahe as a 100% battery-operated ferry in June.

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Increased freight traffic and ISO certification of environmental efforts

The positive development in the number of transported trucks continued in the last quarter of 2016, while the changed traffic pattern in the region affected the number of transported cars and passengers. HH Ferries Group reached another milestone on the path towards ensuring greener ferry operations on Öresund by obtaining environmental certification in accordance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard.

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Continued growth in freight traffic on Öresund in Q3

The positive development in the number of transported trucks and buses continued in Q3. The number of transported cars and passengers was impacted by ID control, and despite a high activity level in July, traffic declined from a high level in 2015. In September, the Swedish government presented its proposal to compensate haulers for expenses related to ID control, which has imposed significant costs on HH Ferries Group since the turn of the year.

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Q2 characterised by effects of ID control and positive decisions concerning future battery operations on the route

Ferry traffic on Öresund was significantly impacted by ID control in Q2 2016, entailing a decline in the number of cars and passengers. The increased number of transported trucks and buses could not outweigh the effects of the imposed ID control, which affected around 850,000 persons in the quarter and entails significant monthly costs of […]

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Easter traffic alleviated the effect of ID controls in Q1

Ferry traffic on Øresund increased in Q1 2016. The total number of passengers at Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör increased significantly, and the number of transported vehicles was higher compared to the same period last year. Progress can be ascribed, though, to the fact that Easter fell in Q1 this year against Q2 in 2015, while the introduction […]

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Progress for the Öresund ferries in Q4 despite regional unrest

Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör increased its activity level moderately in Q4 2015. The number of transported trucks and buses increased significantly, while the development was relatively flat for the total amount of passengers as well as cars and foot passenger tickets.

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2.6 million passengers crossed Øresund by ferry in Q3 2015

In Q3 2015, Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg transported 2.6 million passengers (2014: 2.5 million), and the number of transferred vehicles and persons only tickets as well as the use of AutoBizz Smart were on the rise.

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