Freight News, Sea

Scotland-Continent link to continue

[ November 4, 2014   //   ]

DFDS Seaways, the Scottish Government and Forth Ports have signed a memorandum of understanding to continue the Rosyth-Zeebrugge freight ro ro service – the only link of its kind between Scotland and Continental Europe – under the management of DFDS Seaways.

The service will continue to offer three departures in each direction per week but infrastructure improvements at the Rosyth terminal will allow double-stacking of containers on board the vessel, effectively increasing capacity.

In signing the agreement with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Forth Ports CEO Charles Hammond, DFDS CEO, Niels Smedegaard, said: “We have always been very committed to this route and we are very satisfied that with good dialogue with the Scottish Government and Forth Ports we were able to find a solution to maintain the service in light of the forthcoming sulphur requirements, which will pose enormous challenges for the transport industry.”

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