Entries by GroupCommunications

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 […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 30

Listen to Torben’s update from 23 October where he talks about: The Covid-19 situation Brexit and the new partnership with the UK government   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 the download […]

Safety First – Support the program

Since spring, we have informed you about the very important Safety First program that aims to make DFDS a safer place to work on board vessels and at terminals. Handling heavy freight unfortunately sometimes leads to tragic incidents but with training, knowledge sharing, a “just culture” and new initiatives, we can increase safety at DFDS. […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 29

Listen to Torben’s update from 9 October where he talks about: Q3 was a tough quarter for Passenger, but we will continue to sail We recently updated the DFDS Code of Conduct, and we do not accept any sexual or other harassment Freight shows positive recovery, and we have even had to hire new colleagues […]

Beautiful image of Flandria Seaways

Flandria Seaways seems to be doing well in Vlaardingen. Kim Carlsson, Master of Hollandia Seaways, was so lucky to enjoy this beautiful sight from the deck of Hollandia and kindly shared it with us. Thank you, Kim!

Vlaardingen takes safety one step further

In this video, you can see how the staff in Vlaardingen moor Selandia Seaways. Mooring and unmooring ships is one of the things that staff in Vlaardingen will have special focus on. As you are all probably aware, the Safety First programme was recently kicked off locally. In Vlaardingen, the Safety First kick-off was done with […]

Karlshamn-Klaipeda improves service

Per-Henrik Persson, Route Director, and Optima Seaways DFDS is adding two weekly departures from both ports to the schedule to offer customers increased flexibility. Sailing times are reduced by up to an hour. In spite of the Covid-19 situation, ferry services between Lithuania and Sweden continue servicing our customers without entry restrictions for freight units […]

DFDS increases sailings on Estonia – Sweden

Anders Refsgaard and Patria Seaways DFDS is increasing capacity and customer service significantly on our freight and passenger ferry route between Paldiski in Estonia and Kapellskär in Sweden from 4 October. This means that the number of departures will increase from 14 per week to 22. “The trend in freight and passenger volumes remains strong […]

Torben Carlsen speaks – Vlog 27

Listen to Torben’s update from 25 September where he talks about: The new strategic partnership with Danish Crown Thank you for responding to the survey about how we are really doing The possibility to report incidents anonymously

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 […]