DFDS freight up in December

DFDS’s freight volumes jumped 27.9% to 3.594 million lane meters in December 2020, compared with the same month in 2019. However, traffic for the full year in  2020 was down 1% on 2019, at 40.886m lm. DFDS said its North Sea volumes were boosted by stock building ahead of Brexit, especially on the routes between the Netherlands and the UK, but also between Sweden and the UK. Volumes on the ... [+]

DFDS makes happy return to the Tyne

The Port of Tyne welcomed the return of the DFDS ferry service from Amsterdam (Ijmuiden) on 16 July. The route had been suspended since the start of the UK lockdown in March. The route will operate daily, though with a reduced passenger capacity to ensure social distancing. Measures will also be in ... [+]

Business as usual for DFDS

DFDS is currently operating most of its routes to and from the UK for freight apart from Amsterdam-Newcastle which is suspended up to 3 June. Dover-Calais and Dover-Dunkirk are sailing to normal schedules for freight and those undertaking essential travel although onboard bars, restaurants, shops and lounges are closed until further ... [+]

Government signs fresh Brexit ferry contracts

The Government has signed fresh contracts with ferry companies to keep supplies of medicines and other vital goods on the move in the event of disruption to ports after Brexit, according to a report in The Guardian newspaper. The deals with Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O European Ferries and Stena Line ... [+]

DFDS takes delivery of Immingham crane

DFDS has taken delivery of a new 124 tonne Liebherr mobile harbour crane as part of an investment programme from the start of 2019. The twin-lift container spreader crane will be able to handle containers, project cargo and break-bulk cargo handling. Although classed as a mobile crane, it will spend ... [+]

DFDS steps up cooperation with Turkey’s Ekol

DFDS has stepped up its cooperation with Turkey’s Ekol Logistics. A new agreement covers sea transport of trailers between Istanbul in Turkey and Trieste in Italy and DFDS expects it to increase its volumes of freight units in the Mediterranean by close on 30% and will allocate further vessels to ... [+]

Government slammed over Brexit-busting ferry plans – updated

According to press reports in late December, some £47.3m has been awarded to DFDS and £46.6m to Brittany Ferries to ramp up services on their existing routes, in an apparent bit to ease the pressure on Dover should customs clearance be required for import freight into the UK. It is ... [+]

Norwegian wood

Once again, ferry operator DFDS is helping to bring the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to London. The tree was ceremonially felled in Norway today (20 November). Norway has sent a 20 metre spruce almost every year since 1947 to the people of Britain as a symbol of gratitude for its support ... [+]

Brexit takes the shine off DFDS figures

Continued uncertainty over the outcome of the Brexit negotiations is starting to impact DFDS’s freight carryings on both the Scandinavian and the English Channel routes said chief executive Niels Smedegard, in presenting the Danish-owned ferry and logistics company’s third quarter results on 13 November. At a press conference, he said: ... [+]

DFDS to upgrade Norway offering

DFDS will expand its services between Norway, Zeebrugge and Immingham from February 2019. The route is currently served by the side port/container vessel Lysbris Seaways, mainly shipping forest products, along with various types of container cargo. The improved route will be served by a larger ro-ro vessel, Finlandia Seaways to carry additional ... [+]

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