Entries by GroupCommunications

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 […]

Covid-19: Denmark – Oslo: We are back

Crown Seaways leaving Copenhagen for the first time in more than three months Sunny weather, happy people on the sundeck, and a shining blue and white Crown Seaways departing at 14:00 marked the re-opening of our Copenhagen-Oslo route. DFDS served champagne to the guests at departure, and later tonight when Crown leaves Frederikshavn, Commercial Head […]

Today 25 June is the Day of the Seafarer

For the past 10 years, IMO (International Maritime Organization) has encouraged to celebrate the seafarers all around the world on 25 June. This year they deserve the praise more than ever. Michael Stig, Designated Person, Marine Standards, says: “During the corona crisis, seafarers have been playing an essential role in maintaining the flow of vital […]

Another day at work

We received this video from the Esbjerg Terminal, and though it isn’t operated by DFDS, it provides a very interesting view into the work of a tugmaster driver. Watch the video and see the operation from the viewpoint of the driver. A big thank you to the staff at Esbjerg Terminal for participating in the […]

Safety survey for employees working at warehouses

A few weeks ago, we launched a safety survey for employees working on terminals and vessels, now a similar survey for employees working in the warehouses has been launched. The survey is completely anonymous so there is no risk for you. We cannot see name or email of the respondents, and the results will not […]

D365 HR live in HQ Denmark

Betina Lund and Hanne Hallstrøm from HR Denmark In mid-May, HR Denmark went live with the new global HR system D365. It was a more digital roll-out and launch than expected due to the current corona circumstances, but it was successful, nevertheless. Now both Continent and Denmark are live on D365 HR, and around 1,500 […]