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No Brexit Blues for DFDS

[ February 14, 2018   //   ]

Ferry operator DFDS said its North Sea freight volumes grew by 7% in 2017 spite of Brexit said chief executive and president Niels Smedegaard. He said: “At the moment, we even see an increasing growth in British exports, which also contributes positively to our developments on our ten North Sea routes. Brexit is not what we hoped for, but it does not change our confidence about the future. The official expectation is that the UK economy will keep growing (although at a slower pace), and as the EU economy is also predicted to grow and both parties depend on trade, we are hopeful for the future.”

DFDS has ordered four ships with a capacity of 475 trailers each for the North Sea traffic which will be delivered from 2019 and onwards from China.