Freight News, Sea

Another year for Newhaven-Dieppe ferry

[ October 30, 2014   //   ]

DFDS Seaways has reached agreement with the Seine-Maritime promotion group Syndicat Mixte de Promotion de L’Activité Transmanche (SMPAT), to extend operation and marketing of the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry service for an additional year. The Seven Sisters and the Cote d’Albâtre ships, which are owned by SMPAT, will continue to be operated by DFDS Seaways on the route during 2015. New sailing schedules will be introduced during peak periods in response to growing demand and there are plans to adapt the ships to meet the requirements of MARPOL VI directive.

Earlier, DFDS said it would Portsmouth-Le Havre set to shut its twice-daily Portsmouth to Le Havre service, which it has operated since 2012 as part of its joint venture with LD Lines, owing to heavy losses.

DFDS Seaways will continue to operate from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam. The Harwich to Esbjerg route has also closed.