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DFDS increases Cuxhaven-Immingham sailings

[ February 2, 2021   //   ]

DFDS has expanded its ro ro freight service between Cuxhaven and Immingham with an additional departure, bringing the weekly total to six. With its unaccompanied trailer traffic, the route through Cuxhaven has shown itself to be robust despite the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, says the Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG).

With the additional Wednesday departure, the route originating at the Lower Saxony deep-sea port of Cuxhaven will be served from Monday to Saturday, using the Selandia Seaways and Britannia Seaways.

Transit times between Cuxhaven and Immingham have also been reduced to 19 hours; and all departures are now in the evenings.

Cuxhaven site manager for DFDS Germany, Marcus Braue, said: “With the additional departure and improved departure times in the evenings, we are offering our customers an attractive and reliable alternative for their shipments to and from Great Britain. The market is indicating a general trend away from accompanied and towards unaccompanied trailer transits. For this reason, we have adjusted the departure times to be more in line with our customers’ preferences.”

HWG chairman and managing director of Cuxport GmbH, Hans-Peter Zint added: “So far, COVID-19 and the new customs rules have not impacted processing in Cuxhaven for onward journeys to Great Britain. This shows that our thorough preparation in conjunction with all stakeholders is paying off, we are not experiencing significant issues in processing exports and imports.”