A FERRY operator will reduce its crossings to Denmark this month in a bid to stay afloat.
DFDS Seaways, which travels from Harwich to Esbjerg, Denmark, will reduce its crossings from four to two a week starting this month.
The reduction could continue throughout Winter into February, apart from a boost in crossings around the Christmas period.
The operator said it normally decreases to three crossings a week in November, but fuel prices were forcing it to make efficiency savings.
Figures show there has been a surge in passengers travelling on all ships to Harwich International Port from 90,000 in 2011 to 100,000 this year.
But a DFDS spokesman said it wanted to make sure the route was sustainable and profitable and that the boats were full to survive a difficult year.