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Hjælpekonvoj til jordskælv ramte Kroatien

Zagreb in Croatia was recently struck by an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude. To provide aid, AFAD, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority, prepared 100 living house containers for victims affected by the earthquake.  The homes were transported on 3 and 5 January to reach Zagreb in cooperation with UND (International Transporters Association) and DFDS while Tan Group Logistics undertook the customs clearance of the convoy consisting of 50 trucks from 30 UND member companies.  Fuat Pamukçu, […]

Ruten Danmark-Oslo er yderligere suspenderet

Because of updated travel restrictions announced by the Danish government on 8 January and Norwegian restrictions from early January, Pearl Seaways was laid up and the Oslo – Frederikshavn – Copenhagen route was temporally suspended from 10 January. On 13 January, the travel restrictions were prolonged by the Danish government meaning that the suspension will last until at least the 7 February. Kasper Moos, Head of BU Group Passenger, says: “During […]

Scandia Seaways afgår fra Jinling

Goodbye for now, Jinling Shipyard. After three and a half years, Scandia Seaways, the sixth and final mega freight ferry, could finally set course towards Singapore and afterwards Europe. This marks the conclusion of an extensive project that saw the delivery of Ephesus Seaways, Troy Seaways, Hollandia Seaways, Humbria Seaways, Flandria Seaways and now Scandia Seaways. From left:  Jeppe Halkjær Pedersen, Frane Pilic […]

Nicole Seroff overtager

On 4 January, Nicole Seroff took over as DFDS’ Head of Communications from Gert Jakobsen who will retire. This means that Nicole is now responsible for media relations, communications advisory, internal communications and digital communications incl. social media and web. All issues and requests previously directed to Gert Jakobsen should now be directed to Nicole, or to one of the six members of our […]

Mød besætningen: Julius Griška

This time we meet Julius Griška. Julius has a life story is remarkable. He has lived in four countries. He acquired his current qualification by coincidence. He has prepared food for thousands of cruise ferry passengers, completed an apprenticeship at a Michelin-rated restaurant owned by a world-famous chef and cooked for the likes of the previous Prime Minister of Lithuania and Formula One champions during a race event.  He […]

Levering af Scandia Seaways

By Jesper Aagesen, Director of Newbuilding & Major Conversions. This month it is five years ago we visited the Jinling Shipyard for the very first time where we initiated the discussions on our mega freight ferry project. That was the beginning of a long journey between the yard and DFDS. Today, on 6 January, we […]

Visby byder de første gæster velkommen

Our new Ireland-France route is based on the transport of driver accompanied trailers. The newly chartered ferry M/S Visby can, with her 1,800 lane metres and 92 cabins with private facilities, accommodate up to 120 trucks, trailers, and drivers. For Visby’s very first roundtrip on Rosslare-Dunkerque, DFDS had prepared gift bags for the first 10 drivers to board. The […]

Rosslare - Dunkerque færgerute lanceret

  Åben for forretning: Da Optima Seaways forlod Rosslare Europort til Dunkerque lørdag den 2. januar, lancerede den officielt DFDS 'nye gods-færgerute. Ruten gør det muligt for eksportører og speditører at holde deres transport inden for EU og undgå de toldformaliteter, der gælder for transport, der passerer via den britiske landbro. Kl. 14:00, den 2. januar, […]

Inde i BU Channel 

Hvordan et nyt BU-leder oplevede en julekrise Af Filip Hermann, vicepræsident og leder af BU Channel. BU Channel er et travlt sted. Der er intet, vi ikke har set, fra udmattede migranter, der gemmer sig i trailere til væbnede røvere på flugt. Hvis ikke dagligt, i det mindste ugentligt, oplever vi noget usædvanligt. Denne jul var dog af alle standarder ekstraordinær. Frem til jul [...]

Rute Irland-Frankrig klar

The three ships have arrived in Dunkerque for berth tests and supplies. First departure will be from Rosslare on 2 January. DFDS’ new route between Ireland and France is getting ready for its first departure. In just a few days, on 2 January at 14:00 (Ire time), a fully booked Optima Seaways will set sail towards Dunkerque – […]

Gratis sejlads til naboer

DFDS offers people of Kent one free post-Covid weekend return trip to recognise extraordinary patience of Kent residents. Dover is placed in Kent, where our many neighbors have experienced several traffic disruptions during the pandemic. Now, DFDS has decided to offer free ferry trips to Kent residents once current Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Filip Hermann, Vice-President & Head of Channel Routes […]

Covid-19: Minister takker DFDS

Robert Courts, Minister for Aviation & Maritime. Shortly before Christmas, the French Government closed the border for passengers and lorry drivers entering the country from the UK because of a mutant coronavirus found in the UK. Due to an agreement with the UK, the borders opened again on Tuesday 22 December for passengers and drivers who could present a negative Covid-19 test. However, only 144 lorries made […]

Særlig belønning for alle

2020 skiller sig ud som et af de sværeste år i nyere historie for DFDS og vores kunder, og især for alle jer, der arbejder for at holde tingene i bevægelse for vores kunder og håndtere de mange udfordringer, som Covid-19 og Brexit forårsager. Derfor meddelte Torben Carlsen i live-begivenheden i dag, at bestyrelsen har besluttet at tildele hver DFDS-medarbejder 50 DFDS-aktier som en særlig anerkendelse af dit ekstraordinære arbejde i [...]

Finlandia Seaways genmarkeret

In November, we shared the news of a new agreement with the Danish military on providing ship capacities for sea transport of military equipment over the next six years. As a result of this, Finlandia Seaways would join the Ark cooperation and Ark Futura leave it. Prior to joining the Ark fleet from 1 January 2021, Finlandia […]

Ingen rejsende fra Storbritannien

In a bid to stop a mutant strain of coronavirus crossing their borders, several nations have banned passenger travelling from the UK. This also affects DFDS and our customers.   Channel France has decided to ban all kinds of passengers via sea, including lorry drivers, from entering the country from the UK within at least 48 hours from late Sunday. This means that we can only transport unaccompanied trailers […]

Bare gå

December is often full of socialising with friends, family and not least colleagues. This year is different, and we have to think outside the box to find ways to have fun and bond in other ways than we are used to.  What better way to encourage a good time than with a healthy competition out in the fresh air? Two teams of eight colleagues from marketing, call centre […]

OFC: Stærk god præstation

Ruten Oslo - Frederikshavn - København blev genstartet i uge 25 med tilføjelsen af Frederikshavn. Efter dette oplevede ruten en stor udvikling i godsmængder, og fra uge 40 til 45 bind var endda langt fremme sammenlignet med sidste år. Fra uge 45 måtte ruten desværre midlertidigt lægge 50% på […]

DFDS-kontor i Rosslare klar

Port Opps Manager in Rosslare is Dwain Rodgers. As we reported last week, DFDS will commence sailings on a new freight ferry route between Rosslare in the Republic of Ireland and Dunkerque in Northern France on 2 January. “The news about the route created a lot of interests among customers who saw an opportunity to avoid the customs procedures […]

Sjette mega fragt færge til søs

Vinteren er kommet til Jinling Shipyard i Kina, men den bitende kulde forhindrer ikke stedsteamet i at sikre, at vi får en helt ny færge i begyndelsen af næste år. Med et snedækket vejrdæk afgik den sjette og sidste mega-godsfærge fra værftet til søprøve i morges kl. 07:15 […]

Horizon talenter krydser målstregen

Fra online fejringen Som du ved oprettede DFDS Horizon-programmet i 2015 for at udvikle og fastholde vores fremtidige ledere og forretningskritiske talenter. Og nu kan vi lykønske Horizon Team 3 med deres eksamen i sidste uge. Det var ikke en lille bedrift, da Covid-19 gjorde det endnu mere udfordrende, end det allerede var. Det startede for to år siden, da 45 kandidater blev nomineret af deres ledere. Efter en meget intens Assessment Center-test, herunder interviews med medlemmerne af [...]

Partnerskab udvikler autonome køretøjer

Europa-Kommissionen har skitseret det voksende behov for automatiserede køresystemer til tunge erhvervskøretøjer, og der er allerede en række initiativer, der fremmer dette. Den ene er AWARD-projektet, som DFDS deltager aktivt i. Det blev for nylig ydet næsten 20 mio. EUR i finansiering af Europa-Kommissionen. “AWARD-projektet er et spændende partnerskab mellem [...]

Ark-aftale medfører ændringer i flåden

We were recently able to post the great news that we had entered into a new agreement with the Danish military on providing ship capacities for sea transport of military equipment over the next six years (see the full article here). We have often reported on the activities carried out by the Ark ships, not […]

Torben Carlsen på International Investment Summit

Torben Carlsen is a panelist at the virtual YASED International Investment Summit on 8 December from 15:10 to 16:10 CET.  Together with the rest of the panel, he will talk about global supply chians. The aim of this summit is to collectively unite the international investment community and discuss the changing outlook for the future of investment. The entire event will take place between […]

Belysning jul

It is Christmas time, and we can prove it. Watch this fantastic video about lighting the famous Christmas tree that, with the help of DFDS, has come from Norway to Trafalgar Square in London for a beautiful lighting ceremony. It is the ultimate sign of Christmas at DFDS. Usually, our colleagues invite children from schools and […]