Entries by GroupCommunications

How to report safety incidents anonymously

Working on board vessels and handling heavy cargo sometimes leads to dangerous situations. Safety for all employees is the number one priority at DFDS, and we need to do better and make DFDS a safer place to work for everyone. Michael Stig, Designated Person, says: “The most efficient way to improve safety is by learning […]

Police action hits traffic in Dover

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Police checked thousands of lorries on roads heading towards Dover. Lorries and cars were delayed by up to 10 hours. For once, we can’t blame COVID-19. That lorries and cars heading for Dover were due to a police search. Jesper Christensen, Operations Director Channel, writes: “Police started on Tuesday at 05:00 […]

‘Just culture’ at DFDS

A few months ago, we invited staff working on vessels, and at terminals and warehouses to participate in a safety survey. The response rate was overwhelming, and we cannot thank the colleagues who took the time to complete the survey enough. The input is invaluable. We haven’t finished processing and analysing all the data yet, […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 24

Listen to Torben’s update from 4 September where he talks about: Covid-19 still causing a lot of problems for our passenger routes The first of our two new freight and passenger ferries was launched on Guangzhou Shipbuilding International on 31 August Flandria Seaways, our fifth mega freight ferry from Jinling Shipyard, was delivered to us […]

Safety First: Local programs take off

Too many serious accidents took safety to the very top of the agenda at DFDS, and despite the coronavirus situation, the Safety First program was launched in April. Campaign posters, online meetings, a safety booklet and a safety survey were among the many initiatives, and now local programs are being kicked-off. Images from local kick-offs […]

Financial report for the second quarter 2020

Interview with Torben Carlsen Watch these interviews with CEO Torben Carlsen and CFO Karina Deacon about their views on DFDS’ Q2 statement, the state of DFDS and how we have managed the Covid-19 challenges. To learn more about the Q2 results, please visit the Q2 page on dfds.com. Transcripts of the videos are available: Click here […]

Björn Wånge to leave Gothenburg RoRo

Following the recent organizational changes at the Gothenburg Ro-Ro terminal, Björn Wånge has decided to step down as Managing Director of the terminal to seek new challenges outside the company. Until a new Managing Director is in place, Morgan Olausson, Head of DFDS’ Business Unit North Sea North, will be acting MD of the terminal. […]

DFDS reacts to Hurtigruten case

Dear everyone You may have noticed the recent news about the Covid-19 outbreak on the Norwegian Hurtigruten vessel (MS Roald Amundsen) that has caused intense focus and discussions in Norway and beyond about Covid-19 risks and measures that need to be in place when transporting people on ships. We receive a lot of questions about […]

Passenger/BU Channel: DFDS adapts to Covid-19

On 29 June, DFDS announced several cost reductions measures to adapt to the new market conditions brought about by the Covid-19 Pandemic. DFDS anticipated that this would in total impact about 650 colleagues across the DFDS organisation. On 21 July, we announced that we would start a consultation process with proposals to reduce staff in […]

Baby born on Regina Seaways

Last weekend was exceptional for the Regina Seaways crew – a baby girl was born on a sailing from Klaipėda to Kiel. It was early Saturday morning, 4:16 to be exact, that a passenger gave birth to a baby girl in a cabin. The ferry was in mid sail to Kiel as a woman started […]

BU Med “Carry for Women”

Fuat Pamukçu, Melek Yıldız, Özlem Dalga, Emine Erdem and Lars Hoffmann BU MED recently initiated the corporate social responsibility project “We Carry for Women” in cooperation with KAGİDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey). The project involves transportation of 50 female entrepreneurs’ goods (2 containers for each elected enrepreneur) by DFDS free of charge for a year. Turkish […]

Boosting sales in BU MED

The new Galaxy project aims to boost BU MED’s volumes following the impact of the pandemic. The main goal is to gain about 7000 new units on our Mediterranean lines from new and actual DFDS customers who have been sending units to Europe using different modes of transportation. We want to get fast results to […]

Wi-Fi service on select Baltic ferries

Starting this summer, Wi-Fi service is available on select ferries, both in public commercial areas and in cabins. Passengers can choose to buy Wi-Fi for one hour, three house or the entire trip, as well as benefit from a group package offer. “We are not simply catching up but taking a step further. One of the […]

Local artists beautify Baltic ferries

How can we support local talent while decorating our ferries with thoughtful, eye-catching art? That’s the idea behind this summer’s rotating art collection featuring local artists’ work on all DFDS Baltic’s Lithuanian and Estonian ferries. “We want to show the creativity of the region to our diverse range of passengers“, says Vilma Songailaitė, OBS Communications […]

New Corporate Communication ensures consistency across the group

Søren Brøndholt Nielsen DFDS has gathered communication responsibilities in a new Corporate Communication function. It consists of three areas: Investor Relations, Group Communications and Corporate Brand. Group Communications includes Press, Internal Communications, Social Media, and Web content. Corporate Communications will be led by Søren Brøndholt Nielsen, VP. He will report to Torben Carlsen. Gert Jakobsen, […]

DFDS introduces “One Finance 3.0”

With One Finance 3.0, Karina Deacon and her CFO organisation are taking steps to complete the journey towards a Finance Organisation with more focus on finance business partnering. Since 2012, DFDS has been working on a transformation of our Finance Organisation. With One Finance 3.0, we are now taking steps to complete the journey towards […]