Buses and lorries increasing, commuters and private cars declining
The Öresund Bridge, which links Copenhagen and Malmö, and thereby also CMP’s ports in the two cities, saw a 1.2% decline in traffic in 2013 to an average of 18,377 cars per day.
However, as detailed in the magazine Bus, divided into types of traffic, the figures show that lorry and bus traffic increased in 2013 in comparison with the previous year.
For lorry traffic it involves a rise in average daily traffic from 1,035 in 2012 to 1,102 in 2013. For buses it involves daily growth of one, from an average of 112 in 2012 to 113 a day in 2013.
”An increase in freight transport is certainly a reflection of growing activity in the region’s economy, and that is a positive thing and a benefit for CMP. For example, we have registered an increase in the traffic of imported cars from our terminal in Malmö by car transporter over the Öresund Bridge to Copenhagen”, says Gert Nørgaard, Strategy and Planning Manager, CMP.
The decline is due to a fall in commuter traffic, in commercial traffic by private cars and in cash sales to private motorists.
Private car traffic fell by 1.7% in relation to 2012. The growth in lorry traffic and bus traffic was not able to compensate for the decline, so the aggregate number of cars over the bridge declined by 1.2%, from 18,567 cars a day in 2012 to 18,337 in 2013.