Freight News, Sea

Good three months for DFDS

[ August 19, 2016   //   ]

DFDS saw a 63% increase in freight volumes on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes in the second quarter of 2016, carrying more than 110,000 vehicles for the first time. It follows introduction of two new ships on the Dover-Calais service, the Cotes des Dunes and Cote de Flandres. DFDS now offers up to 54 daily sailings on its two routes to France.

Freight sales director for DFDS on the Channel, Wayne Bullen, said: “We’ve invested heavily in improving capacity and enhancing both the booking and travel experience for our freight customers on the English Channel routes. Our new Dover-Calais ships allow us to offer higher frequency and more choice for our customers and we’re delighted to see the significant volume growth achieved as a result.

“We’re also seeing the benefits of our new and improved terminal at Dunkirk. Traffic flow has been improved to allow for faster discharge and loading at the port, which helps us better utilise the ships’ capacity.”