Blue Saturday

On Saturday, the sun was shining at its best on Copenhagen, and despite the pandemic, people were enjoying the day by going for a walk or, like our freelance photographer, taking a bike trip around the port. This resulted in this amazing picture of blue ships under a blue sky.

In fact, it was almost a historic event, as the picture shows all three ships calling at Port of Copenhagen at the same time. “This is highly unusual, and due only to the fact that DFDS has suspended the Copenhagen ‒ Oslo route, and laid up both ships in Copenhagen. I happened to be there just as ARK Futura was in port on one of her two-three weekly calls on the still very busy Klaipėda ‒ Copenhagen ‒ Fredericia freight route,” says the photographer. He should know, as he is also Head of DFDS’ Ferry Division.

“The tranquillity of the scene was astonishing, given what had been going on before the route was suspended, and how much work was involved in implementing the suspension and laying up the ships. So thank you to everyone who was involved in this for the Copenhagen ‒ Oslo and Amsterdam  ‒ Newcastle routes. In fact, thank you to everyone in our passenger business for working day and night to take care of our passengers and adapt our services to the situation. Thank you also to everyone in the Division’s freight services, where people are working hard to continue service to our customers, and ensuring that we do our part in keeping the supply chains running and the supermarkets supplied with food and other goods.”

March 23, 2020