DFDS reaffirms electric ferries plan

DFDS has reaffirmed its commitment to deploy a fleet of battery electric vessels on the Channel at a meeting with UK Minister for Investment and Regulatory Reform, Lord Dominic Johnson. DFDS said its long-term goal is to have up to six battery-powered vessels operating on its routes on the Channel, with the first two in service by 2030.     The Minister visited DFDS headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark to discuss decarbonisation of the ... [+]

DFDS to run electric trucks in UK and Ireland

DFDS is to introduce electric trucks to its operations in the UK, Ireland and Norway as part of an expansion of its fleet. The Danish logistics company  has ordered another 100 Volvo FH Electric and FM Electric trucks to almost double its fleet to 225 and making it the largest ... [+]

DFDS to attract female talent in Türkiye

DFDS is launching a new talent programme in Türkiye to attract young women to pursue a career in the maritime industry and increase female representation on its vessels.   Waves of Talent is designed to equip young individuals with the necessary knowledge, skills and hands-on experience to pursue a career as a ... [+]

DFDS finance chief steps down

DFDS chief finance officer Karina Deacon is to step down to pursue a non-executive career after four years with the Danish-owned shipping and logistics company. She will remain in her position until no later than end of June 2024 to ensure continuity and a smooth transition to the new CFO. [+]

DFDS revenue holds up despite freight fall

DFDS reported an increase in revenue of 9% to DKK6.3 billion (£756 million) in the first quarter of 2023, despite a slowdown in freight volume. Freight volumes between the UK and Continent/Scandinavia declined, especially on the English Channel, while domestic transport volumes, including in the UK, were more robust. Passenger ... [+]

Fruit and veg woes hits DFDS volume

Ferry operator DFDS said its March North Sea volumes were below last year mainly due to a drop in vegetable and fruit shipments between the Netherlands, caused by high energy prices. However, its Mediterranean volumes were above last year adjusted for the closure of the Izmir-Tarragona route. Channel volumes were below ... [+]

DFDS launches electric truck fleet

DFDS has launched a fleet of 20 electric trucks in Gothenburg, the single biggest delivery of heavy electric freight vehicles in the Nordic region. Together with an additional 30 electric trucks that are to be delivered later, the fleet in Gothenburg accounts for a significant proportion of the 125 electric ... [+]

DFDS ships lifesaving water to Ukraine

DFDS has shipped a 45ft container containing 30,000 litres of clean drinking water to Ukraine donated by Fresh Water Norway in Brevik. The company has been collaborating with the charitable organization Caritas since the beginning of the war and has so far shipped over 200,000 liters of clean drinking water ... [+]

DFDS inaugurates east Poland warehouse

DFDS has opened its first dry-warehouse and logistics office near Poznan, Poland, close to the German border. It will handle a range of services including warehousing and cross-docking, co-packaging, labeling, customs, and inventory management and comes in addition to the existing cold chain freight solutions which DFDS has been offering ... [+]

DFDS renews Newhaven-Dieppe contract

DFDS has won a new five-year contract to operate the Newhaven-Dieppe route on behalf of the French authority, the Syndicat Mixte de Promotion de l’Activité Transmanche (SMPAT), from 1 January 2023. The Danish company has operated the service since 2012 and will now enter the third contract period. It currently ... [+]

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