Entries by GroupCommunications

DFDS returns corona compensation

Only a few days ago, we could inform that December freight ferry volumes were up 28% compared to last year, and today we are happy to bring more good news. Yesterday, DFDS’ preliminary, unaudited EBITDA before special items was raised to DKK 2.73bn for 2020, the outlook range was DKK 2.5-2.7bn. EBITDA is our operating profit before […]

December volumes: Ferry freight up 28%

Søren Brøndholt Nielsen and Peder Gellert Every month, we publish the previous month’s ferry volumes to the stock exchange. December’s freight volumes were so impressive that they call for a closer look. Søren Brøndholt Nielsen, Vice President, Corporate Communications, explains: “The North Sea volumes were boosted by stock building ahead of Brexit, especially on the […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – 8 January vlog

Listen to Torben’s update from 8 January 2021 where he talks about: Brexit: Overall our preparations paid off but still many problems, and colleagues have had to work day and night Our new route Rosslare – Dunkerque has been very well received Delivery of our sixth and last mega freight ferry Scandia Seaways Looking into […]

Special Moments of 2020

2020 is a year that we will probably never forget. The coronavirus crisis hit hard and impacted our business and everyday life. But let’s now look back at the year that passed and find joy in all the positive things that also happened. Watch here

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 37

Listen to Torben’s update from 30 December where he talks about: – The Brexit deal between the UK and the EU – The fantastic work performed by our collegues working at the Channel during the holidays To be able to download the video and see it offline, please click here and Go to the upper right corner […]

Agreement opens French border

In an agreement between France and the UK, ferry passengers and lorry drivers can again enter France with a negative Covid-19 test. Entry into France was banned from Sunday because of the mutant coronavirus found in the UK, and this has caused massive traffic congestion on the motorway towards Dover, where the UK Government has […]

Blog: Learning from accidents

By Michael Stig, Designated Person at DFDS You have all undoubtedly heard about the Titanic disaster in 1912, it is probably the most well-known maritime accident in history. But the maritime history does sadly have many other very tragic accidents. The Titanic disaster lead to the SOLAS Convention which is a set of safety rules […]

DFDS re-shuffles Baltic ships

Optima Seaways will join the new Ireland-France route during January, and Patria Seaways will move from the Paldiski-Kapellskär route to replace Optima on the Karlshamn-Klaipeda route. There will be no changes to crewing or flag. After Christmas, Optima Seaways will be moved to DFDS new route between Rosslare in Ireland and Dunkerque in France to […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 36

Listen to Torben’s update from 11 December where he talks about: DFDS celebrates its 154 birthday today Brexit getting very close Horizon talents have now completed the program To be able to download the video and see it offline, please click here and Go to the upper right corner of the screen and click on “Details” Click […]

Freight up 17% in November

We have started to report monthly ferry volumes for freight and passengers to provide additional insight for investors and the general public into the development in volume trends. November was a very busy month for freight, especially on the UK routes. Our logistics activities to the UK have likewise been very busy in November. When […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 35

Listen to Torben’s update from 4 December where he talks about: Still strong freight volumes Brexit is getting closer and our colleagues working with customs are very busy Covid-19 develops badly Only for DFDS employees: Try your luck in the very challenging Advent Calendar game To be able to download the video and see it […]

Let’s play – Only for employees

Finally! Today is the first Advent Sunday and that means time to play. Join our Advent calendar here Read more about the rules and all the nice prizes here NB: This game is not to be confused with a similar game for customers and followers which will be promoted on our social media channels. To read more […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 34

Listen to Torben’s update from 27 November where he talks about: The very sad news that two of our colleagues have passed away DFDS establishes a new route between Rosslare in Ireland and Dunkirk in France The new project with a zero emission Oslo-Frederikshavn-Copenhagen ferry The prolonged cooperation with Danish and German militaries Extraordinary number […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 33

Listen to Torben’s update from 20 November where he talks about: Brexit: This week’s successful testing of systems and the webinar with more than 400 participants Blogs on the Bridge The 6th Jinling newbuilding going on sea trial on 15 December Covid-19 vaccines giving us hope for next year To be able to download the […]

Meet Danny Annan

As a Danish owned company in Turkey, the diplomatic links between the countries are of importance to DFDS. In this video, you will meet Danny Annan, the newly appointed Danish ambassador in Turkey. Özlem Dalga, Corporate Communications & PR Manager in BU Med, interviews Danny Annan about how it has been for him to arrive […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 32

Listen to Torben’s update from 6 November where he talks about: The outbreak of Covid-19 on our Amsterdam-Newcastle service last week Next Thursday, we will publish our Q3 results, and Torben and Karina will host a global online townhall meeting and your are all invited (more information about this will follow soon) To be able […]

Great video of ramp installation

This summer, both Belgia Seaways and Gothia Seaways had movable ramps installed. The ramps will function both as weathertight decks and driving ramps between decks 2 and 3 and with this, all decks can be loaded via the normal aft ramp instead of via an external ramp for deck 3. The operation lasted approximately two […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 31

Listen to Torben’s update from 30 October where he talks about: The Covid-19 situation and the lay up of Crown Seaways due to tighter travel restrictions. Unfortunately, 20 waiters will be affected.   To be able to download the video and see it offline, please click here and Go to the upper right corner of […]