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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 agreement, operating on a Rozenburg/Vlaardingen/Killingholme rotation from Sunday to Friday and complementing CLdN’s established six sailings in each direction between ... [+]

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 ... [+]

DFDS takes delivery of Côte d’Opale

DFDS completed the handover of its new ferry, Côte d’Opale on 17 May before she set sail from China. She will be the longest to operate on the Channel when it joins the Dover-Calais route later this summer. Côte d’Opale was ordered by DFDS in April 2018 (on a ten-year charter from Stena ... [+]

DFDS freight stable in February

Ferry operator DFDS says its freight volume in February 2021 for routes calling in the UK was 4%bove the same month in 2020 as the post-Brexit situation began to stablise. Total volume for all routes was up 4%. North Sea volumes were driven by added capacity and continued stabilisation of ... [+]

DFDS joins green power project

DFDS has partnered with major Danish organisations including Arla, Maersk, Danish Crown and DLG in a Power-to-Ammonia alternative fuel project. It says that green ammonia is an ideal replacement for fuel oil on ferries because it is produced by a 100% renewable and carbon-free process. It can be burnt in ... [+]

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, ... [+]

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