Entries by Andreas

Vote for DFDS at the World Travel Awards

DFDS is nominated for Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2020 in the 27th annual World Travel Awards™. The awards aim to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, voted for by members of the public. DFDS have won Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for the past 8 years and […]

70% freight capacity increase on Immingham-Cuxhaven service

Our Immingham-Cuxhaven freight liner service is back to five weekly departures. We have also placed a second vessel on this route between the UK and Germany due to an increase in car volumes and freight. We transport all types of freight on this route; project cargo, driver-accompanied freight units, lift units and bulk cargo on […]

Shell of the building complete

Thank you to Jan Kierstein for sharing the photo with us,. The construction of our new HQ recently reached a new milestone as the shell was completed in beginning of July. The two massive cranes inside the building will now be removed and in the following weeks, the construction crew will start to focus on […]

BU Med: One year with Sète

The Sète team celebrating one year with the route. Precisely one year ago, BU Med moved all sailings between Turkey and France to Sète due to more intermodal opportunities and being strategically right for our customers as it is close to most of our markets such as Spain and Portugal. With large vessels that can […]

First new freight customer from Frederikshavn

On Thursday 25 June, we had the first sailing from Frederikshavn to Oslo with Crown Seaways. A day of celebration. Not only the passengers were looking forward to the reopening with the new additional call in Frederikshavn but also the Freight market had been waiting in anticipation. Kasper Svenningsen, Managing Director, Ferry Norway, says: “We […]

Newcastle – Amsterdam route resumes service from 15 July

Princess Seaways Following the announcements from the UK government about the lifting of quarantine restrictions and the restart of travel to many other countries, DFDS is resuming sailings between Amsterdam and Newcastle. As both ships are laid up in IJmuiden, the first departures will take place on Wednesday 15 July from IJmuiden and Thursday 16 […]

Ferry changes in the Baltics

To gear up in the Northern Baltics and manage capacity more efficiently in the Baltics, the newly returned Sirena Seaways embarked on her first sailing on her new route between Paldiski – Kapellskär taking over from Optima Seaways that was repositioned to Klaipėda-Karlshamn. Additionally, as M/S Sailor’s charter agreement will soon expire, Patria Seaways will […]

Smart Gate goes live in Kiel

An LED screen welcoming customers and visualizing how to proceed When truck drivers arrive at the Port of Kiel to deliver or pick up a trailer, they will now spend significantly less time doing so because of the new smart gate system that went live in Q2-2020. Philipp Mayworm, Head of Customer Service & Operations in […]

Vacant UK/Ireland HR director position filled

Even during times like these when we are in the painful process of adapting DFDS to a new normal after the coronavirus crisis, we still have key positions to fill. For some time, we have been looking for a replacement for HR Director Suzanne Dickson who left DFDS last year, and therefore, I am pleased […]

Krantas Travel to close

“We have tried to find a new owner for the agency, but the travel market has been so affected by COVID-19 and changed travel patterns that this has been impossible,” says Anders Refsgaard, VP and Head of the Ferry Division’s BU Baltic. The coronavirus crisis has also left its mark on travel patterns in the […]

DFDS to establish Competence Center with primeRail

In joint venture with intermodal operator primeRail, DFDS Med will build an intermodal competence Centre in Cologne. Here are Peder Gellert and Lars Hoffmann at the day of the signing in Hamburg with Patrick Zilles (sitting), CEO of primeRail, and Kurt Pelster, Board Member in primeRail. Today, a significant part of DFDS’ cargo transports between Turkey […]

Rebranding of BU MED vessels nears completion

You might remember Hasan Goler, Operations Superintendent, striking gold as he came up with the idea for renaming the BU Med fleet. It was to be after the Turkish UNESCO world heritage sites as part of a comprehensive rebranding. Gemak Group at the Gemak Shipyard has been carrying out the rebranding that will finish at the end […]

Fire in trailers in Gothenburg

*This article was published on 24 June. Updated with comments from MD Björn Wånge and pictures* On Wednesday 24 June, a fire broke out in a trailer at the Gothenburg Terminal in Sweden. Björn Wånge, Managing Director, says: “The fire started at around 16.00 CET and quickly spread to adjacent trailers, in the end destroying a […]

Master Data launches site and vessel lists

Master Data has recently deployed two lists in the Microsoft Master Data Services (MDS). One presents information about all locations where our colleagues work, while the other is a vessel list showing a set of information about the fleet. The lists allow better planning of local support, incident handling, planning of equipment replacements etc. and they […]

Klaipeda Shipping Logistics beats records

From left to right: Andrej Katkov, Timuras Kontrauskas, and Lina Martinaviciene with the mafi shaped cake. Klaipeda Shipping Logistics breaks volume records in March, April, and May. The team of three, led by Timuras Kontrauskas, managed to ship an astounding 14500 tons of sawn timber in March, April and May on our Klaipeda – Fredericia route. […]

Cuxhaven starts using LOT trestles

Petunia Seaways and a row pre-tresled trailers. Petunia Seaways operating on Cuxhaven – Immingham is hoping to experience faster turnarounds because of one significant change – new trestles. When uncoupled trailers are loaded onto our vessels, they need trestles to support the front of the trailer to minimise the risk of collapse. Earlier this year, Cuxhaven received […]

Andreas Björnsson new head of Strategy & Consulting

Andreas Björnsson will take up his new role as Director of Strategy & Consulting from 1 October when Filip Hermann moves to Dover as new Head of BU Channel Following Filip Hermann’s appointment to new head of BU Channel from October, I am extremely pleased to announce that we have appointed Andreas Björnsson Director of Strategy & […]

Enhanced management focus in Channel and Passenger

New Head of BU Channel will be Filip Hermann, who will take over from Kasper Moos when he moves back to Denmark to lead the new BU Group Passenger, including the Copenhagen – Oslo, Frederikshavn – Oslo and Amsterdam – Newcastle routes. DFDS has decided to revert to the previous structure and split BU Short […]

Palletised bricks from DK to UK

16 March was a special day for Immingham as the Shipping Logistics Division for the first time chartered a side port bulk vessel loaded with palletised bricks from Thyboron (Denmark) to Immingham (UK). Following several weeks of negotiations with customer, UK Brick, and supplier, NRSB, it was rewarding to witness the first and last pallet […]

Ghent wins award for growing business

Some of the 55 colleagues from DFDS Ghent Logistics presenting the award A strong relationship with Volvo, the Volvo V60 contract, and a focus on managing customers’ logistics activities and entire supply chain are some of the factors that contributed to DFDS Logistics Ghent’s award for ‘strongest growing business’ in the category ‘large organisations’. The […]

BU MED connects women entrepreneurs

BU MED’s DFDS Academy brought Turkish KAGİDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey) and Italian AIDDA (Italian Association of Women Entrepreneurs and Managers) together with the participation of Marie Christine Oghly, World President of World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM), on Wednesday, June 10th. The meeting started with the opening speeches of Marie Christine Oghly and National Presidents […]

DFDS Academy launches webinars

Top, from let to right: Özlem Dalga, Corporate Communications Manager in BU MED and Arzu Ekiz Akyol, Ekol Logistics Turkey Country Manager. Bottom, from left to right: Zeybek Atabek, Tur Transit Executive President Şebnem and Berna Akyıldız, Association of International Forwarding and Logistics Service Providers Board Member. BU Med’s DFDS Academy, where customers familiarize with DFDS’ brand, network, and way […]

Essay competition for young professionals

If you are a young maritime professional, you also have an opinion about your industry’s path to sustainability. And now, you can make your thoughts matter on a greater scale than usual: The Global Maritime Forum runs an annual essay competition for young talents (18-30), and this year’s entrants are invited to consider how the global […]