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Third ship for DFDS Dunkerque/Rosslare route

DFDS has added a third vessel to its Dunkerque-Rosslare service. The new vessel is the Optima Seaways which has capacity for 2,200 lane metres of freight and will start with one round-trip a week, from Dunkerque on Wednesday at 20:00 and from Rosslare on Saturday at 14:00. She joins Regina Seaways and the Visborg on the route. The Rosslare – Dunkerque route was inaugurated in January 2021 aimed at Irish ... [+]

DFDS buys Liverpool cold store

DFDS’s UK cold chain business unit has acquired a 21,000-pallet cold store in Liverpool, two years on from taking over the lease of the facility. It has capacity for about 21,000 pallets, including a fully automated chamber holding over 12,400 pallets. The cold store operates at -21 degrees and is ... [+]

New rail route completes DFDS UK/Turkey connection

DFDS is to introduce a new rail freight service from Séte to Calais with connections to and from Turkey and the UK, from 17 May. It will run twice a week, with two weekly departures in each direction between Calais and Séte. DFDS says the service will allow it to offer a ... [+]

Green link to UK for Swedish paper

Swedish operator Green Cargo has launched a rail freight shuttle between Rosersberg, north of Stockholm and the Port of Gothenburg. It will initiallydepart six times a week, moving paper products and other goods from Rosersberg to Gothenburg, for onward transit to the UK and France. On arrival in Gothenburg, the freight ... [+]

CLdN boosts Rotterdam route with DFDS space share deal

Short sea operator CLdN has signed a space-sharing agreement with DFDS from 10 January giving it an additional six sailings per week between Rotterdam and the Humber and boosting its offering to twelve sailings per week in each direction. CLdN and DFDS will each provide one additional vessel to facilitate the ... [+]

DFDS orders all-electric trucks

Shipping and logistics operator DFDS has ordered 100 electric trucks from Volvo, one of the largest purchases of heavy-duty vehicles to date. The new fleet will be implemented throughout Europe during 2022 and 2023. The Volvo FM Electric truck can carry a maximum weight of 44 tons and can travel ... [+]

DFDS earmarks Sweden sites

DFDS has signed a deal with CH Square to build two new logistics centres totalling 60,000sq m in Sweden. The centres will be built in Södra Stigamo, near Jönköping in the centre-south  (37 000sq m and at Karlshamn harbour on the south coast (23 000sq m). Founded in 2019, CH ... [+]

Channel debut for Côte d’Opale

New DFDS ferry Côte d’Opale made its maiden voyage on the Dover-Calais route on 4 August. She can carry 3,100 lane metres of freight, the longest ferry on the Channel, and replaces Calais Seaways. With two engines instead of four, she will offer improvements in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide ... [+]

Trials success for DFDS’s latest ferry

DFDS’s newest cross channel ferry, the Côte d’Opale has successfully completed berthing trials in Dover, prior to starting its regular service to Calais next month. Following a further trial, her maiden voyage is scheduled for 4 August. The Côte d’Opale can carry 3,100 lane metres of freight, making it the longest ship ... [+]

Strong freight growth for DFDS

DFDS said that its total ferry freight volumes in May 2021 was up 31.2% over 2020, or 28% after adjustments for structural route changes. It said that the “extraordinary” growth reflected a recovery from the significant volume reductions in May 2020 caused by Covid-19 related lockdowns. Volumes in May 2021 ... [+]

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