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Triple delight for DFDS[ November 18, 2016 // Chris ]
It’s a triple delight for DFDS as it selebrates three significant events.
The company is celebrating 150 years in business, while later this month it celebrates the 70th year of the arrival in the UK of the world’s most famous Christmas Tree as well as welcoming the world’s largest Lego model ship in Immingham.
In the build up to the 150 anniversary, 7,000 DFDS staff from the 21 countries the business operates in were asked to construct their part of a the world’s biggest ever Lego model ship. The result – a huge DFDS vessel which has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records – is in Grimsby and Immingham on 24-26 November, and will be part of this year’s Grimsby Christmas Market and Christmas Lights Switching on ceremony.
Also on 26 November, the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree is due to be lifted on to a lorry for the final leg of its journey to London, after travelling by ship from Finland to Immingham.
Whilst DFDS can trace its origins back to 1866, it wasn’t until 1876 the company was incorporated in 1876. A regular service between Denmark and the Humber began in 1867, and DFDS has grown and expanded continuously ever since. It employs over 900 people in Immingham and Grimsby alone.