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Extension du terminal de Vlaardingen

Visualisation of the new terminal layout. Like with everything else, the pandemic put the extension of our terminal in Vlaardingen on hold. However, with the recent approval to continue from the Executive Management Team and starting the final rounds of the tender process last week, this major project is finally gaining some tailwind once again.  When planning approval is passed, construction is expected to start in December or early January. With an efficient new layout with more capacity, a […]

Nouvelle présence sur les sites de réservation baltes

The biggest travel agency in Estonia, Estravel AS, owns the only local ferry booking marketplace platforms in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Up until early September, it wasn’t possible to purchase DFDS ferry tickets via the platforms. With the work done during the latest years, DFDS is now represented among all our other competitors in the region.   Rene Pärt, Sales Manager, says: […]

Enregistrement de chargement à Vlaardingen

Vlaardingen terminal On Tuesday and Wednesday, the ships left Vlaardingen fully loaded. The many trailers caused delays on the roads leading to the terminal. In Vlaardingen, they really look forward to welcoming Flandria Seaways, the fifth of the new mega freight ferries. She is scheduled to arrive from China at the end of September. She […]

Le fret se développe sur Frederikshavn - Oslo

Few routes have been as hard hit by COVID-19 as those between Denmark and Norway. Now it is evident that the decision to include Frederikshavn in our sailings between Copenhagen and Oslo was a wise one: Even though business continues to be challenged, week 36 exceeded last year’s freight result for the route, and September […]

Améliorer l'expérience client des pays baltes

How about starting your voyage with the scent of fresh brewed coffee? Recently, our coffee supplier on the Baltic routes, Vero Coffee, visited our ferries to train the crew in the way of a barista. The guests are also offered to purchase the DFDS branded packages of coffee beans also supplied by Vero Coffee. It is […]

Lars-Olof Albert prend sa retraite

Lars-Olof Albert Lars-Olof Albert, Technical Organisation’s grey eminence in Gothenburg, has decided to retire at the end of this month after 26 years as a superintendent and 35 years in all with the company.   Lars-Olof graduated as a master mariner in 1973 and went to sea for 13 years until 1986, when he became a foreman at a stevedore company owned by Tor Line, which […]

Nouveau service Patras-Trieste

Gallipoli Seaways will operate between Patras and Trieste. Here she is seen in Patras. To accommodate a welcoming increase in market demand, BU Med has started a new shipping line between Trieste and Patras. Previously, Patras only served as an intermediate stop between Pendik and Trieste but will now provide regular and reliable shipping between […]

Covid-19: Nouvelle région rouge

The Danish Region Syd has become a red region for travels to Norway in addition to he Central Jutland and Capital region. This means that travelers from those regions will need to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Norway. However, Quarantine rules do not apply to people living in or travelling to and from […]

Humbria et Ficaria au chantier naval de Fayard

There are only a few certainties in life; that the sun will rise in east, lint in your pocket and that our good friend, Peter Therkildsen, is on the spot with his camera every time one of our ferries is near the Fayard Shipyard in Denmark.   Peter has throughout many years shared numerous of great photos with us and we have recently received these […]

Nouvelle ligne maritime à Vlaardingen

MS Akranes that will arrive at Vlaardingen every Sunday. Even though things are tough right now, opportunities to grow and collaborate still arise all over DFDS. This time, a new cooperation between DFDS and the shipping company, Smyril Line, was a welcoming addition to the business in Vlaardingen. Jorik van Oosterom, Terminal Operations Manager, says: “From now on, every Sunday, Smyril Line’s freight ferry, MS Akranes, will arrive at Vlaardingen where we will handle the discharging and loading of […]

BU Med lance Safety First

As shown in the video last week, BU Med launched the “Safety First” programme in late July, which will be implemented in all departments and locations. The main target of the Safety Programme is to ensure the safety of employees, to increase awareness and to improve the existing Occupational Health & Safety System by engaging […]

Karlshamn se prépare pour le nouveau ferry

The vision picture shows the port of Karlshamn after the expansion of the ferry port. Picture from Port of Karlshamn. 230-meter-long, a load capacity of 4,500 lane meter and 600 passengers. These are some of the specifications that make our two upcoming freight and passenger ferries from Guangzhou in China the largest of their type […]

Bienvenue chez Flandria Seaways

Michael Klysner and Jeppe Halkjær Pedersen represented DFDS at the ceremony that marked the delivery of Flandria Seaways, our fifth mega freight ferry from China. What a way to start the week for DFDS’ Newbuilding & Major Conversions division. Following the successful launch on Monday of our new freight and passenger ferry for the Baltic Sea, Flandria […]

Lancement en Chine d'un ferry combiné de fret et de passagers pour les pays baltes

Today on 31 August, we reached another milestone in our newbuilding programme. The first of our two 4500 lane metre combined freight and passenger ferries was launched on Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) in China. They are both set to operate on the Baltic routes. It is 13 months ago the first steel plate was cut and in January 2020 the keel […]

Torben Carlsen parle - Vlog 23

Listen to Torben’s update from 28 August where he talks about: The COVID-19 situation that is especially hard on the passenger business. Addresses the uncertainty that has come with changes to the organisation and urges leaders to reach out to their teams. The new climate action plan that you will hear more about next week.  

Les géants se rencontrent sur la rivière Nieuwe Maas

It is not an everyday sight when two of our largest ferries meet while being far from Jinling Shipyard in China. Luckily, both Captain Kim Carlsson and Paul Lammers  captured the moment when the two sisters went side by side on the river Nieuwe Maas in the Netherlands. This special meeting was due to Hollandia Seaways […]

Mise à jour COVID-19 de BU Med

Lars Hoffmann The last six months have been very challenging for BU Mediterranean. However, at challenging times like these, we must prove ourselves and show what we are made of. Personally, I am very happy to see that we have learned new ways of doing our jobs during the COVID-19 situation that suddenly changed our way of living and working. More than anything, I […]

Nouveau directeur de la logistique contractuelle

A warm welcome on board to our new colleague Patrik Strid. Patrik will start at the end of August as Contract Logistics Director. He will be highly involved in developing the Logistics Division’s contract logistics business throughout its own and DFDS’ wider network. He will work from our office in Gothenburg. Patrik has a solid […]

Maria Franksen nouveau directeur général du terminal Ro-Ro de Göteborg

Maria Franksen The Gothenburg Ro-Ro Terminal has found its new Managing Director. From 1 November 2020 the position will be filled by Maria Franksen, an international businesswoman with a mountain of experience in the supply chain business, which the terminal is there to serve. Maria’s career in the supply chain industry began as a forklift […]

Assemblée générale annuelle et réunion du personnel à DFDS Lituanie

On Wednesday 3 April, Torben Carlsen took the opportunity to meet our Lithuanian colleagues at a staff meeting in the Radisson Hotel in Klaipėda, where he was participating in AB DFDS Seaways Lithuania’s Annual General Meeting on the same day. On 3 April, Klaipėda hosted our newly-appointed CEO Torben Carlsen and Peder Gellert, as well as members of the […]

DFDS a aidé les Britanniques à revenir

With increased passenger services, DFDS helped many British travellers get back before the new quarantine rules for travellers from France and the Netherlands came into force. Photo by John Bryant It takes time for a big ship to change its course, and even more time for a company. However, our Channel colleagues may not have […]

Un œil attentif sur les itinéraires Oslo - Danemark

The recent increase in the COVID-19 infection rate in and around Copenhagen has been noticed by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet), and we are now awaiting the outcome of the Norwegian Government’s next COVID-19 meeting about possible changes to their travel guidance. “There is a risk that the Copenhagen area will be included […]