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DFDS adds Rotterdam ship

[ January 6, 2012   //   ]

DFDS is adding the Anglia Seaways ferry to its freight route between Immingham and Rotterdam to enhance capacity and frequency from 17 January. Bucking the general trend in the North Sea, the operator is increasing the number of vessels between Immingham/Felixstowe in the UK and Rotterdam from five to six, three of those serving the Immingham-Rotterdam route, said managing director of DFDS Seaways’ freight services in the UK, Sean Potter.
He explained: “In recent months, we have seen a good development in freight traffic to and from the Humber area, and naturally, we would like to act on the demand put forward by our customers.”
Potter added: “In future there will be seven departures per week from Immingham to Rotterdam. We will be able to offer more than 50 departures per week between Holland and the UK (Immingham, Felixstowe and Newcastle) and this will provide our customers with flexibility, which I am confident will be appreciated, especially at peak times in the middle of the week.”
The Anglia Seaways offers 1,680 lane metres (equivalent to 120 trailers) for cargo such as unaccompanied trailers, lorries, cars and special cargoes. The ship was built in 2000 and was previously in service on the Irish Sea.