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DFDS shuts Gothenburg route

[ November 4, 2014   //   ]

DFDS closed its twice-weekly ro ro freight service between Tilbury and Gothenburg on 30 October. In a statement on its website, the Danish owned operator said the decision was due to the expiry if an agreement with Stora Ensoto move paper products from Sweden to Tilbury.

The move follows closure of DFDS’s Harwich-Esbjerg service at the end of September, which leaves the south of England with virtually no direct ro ro links to Scandinavia. All DFDS’s direct services to Scandinavia are now centred on Immingham – six departures a week to Esbjerg, six to Gothenburg and two to Brevik in Norway.