The company said that volumes in its Mediterranean network continued to grow and were supported by a higher capacity.

Channel volumes were also “well above” the previous year due to the positive impact of a competitor’s suspension of sailing throughout the month.

However, the company’s North Sea volume levels were lower than the previous year’s, due to docking which reduced capacity between the Netherlands and the UK.

The war in Ukraine lowered Baltic Sea volumes “considerably” compared to the previous year according to DFDS, mainly between Germany and Lithuania.