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La liaison Rosslare - Dunkerque augmente sa capacité

Photo by Jens Vinderslev. On the 1st April, DFDS will introduce a fourth freight ferry to the successful direct ferry service between Rosslare Europort in Ireland and the Grand Port of Dunkerque in Northern France.  The new freight ferry is DFDS’ “Ark Dania” with a capacity of 188 truck units (including 12 driver accompanied units and 176 unaccompanied units/trailers).  The direct service is favoured by haulage companies and industry alike, as it avoids the delays, border checks and complicated paperwork that come […]

Route CFO suspendue au 5 avril

Further to the latest update from DK government on travel restrictions, our service between Copenhagen – Frederikshavn – Oslo will now be suspended up to and including 5 April 2021. Our next possible sailing will be from 6 April 2021. Kasper Moos, Head of BU Group Passenger, says: “As the travel restrictions continues, we will extend the the lay-up […]

Rapport annuel publié

If you want an all round update on DFDS, there is no better source of information available than the full Annual Report 2020 that was just published. The CSR report is focused on our many great initiatives regarding climate, diversity & inclusion, safety and other important topics. This is reviewed in detail in a separate article. The […]

Dîner à bord de la Côte d'Opale

As Chinese New Year fell on our production yard in Weihai earlier this month, those working on the Côte d’Opale got a well-deserved rest. They’ve earned it as their hard work has meant the ship is almost 90% complete.  As one of the largest ships on the Channel, the Côte d’Opale is well equipped for post-covid travel. It will offer a choice of dining options with plenty of […]

Premier jour de travail de Scandia Seaways

Scandia Seaways, Hollandia Seaways and Tulipa Seaways all caught in one shot at Vlaardingen. Thank you to Paul Lammers for sharing.  After a successful maiden voyage, Scandia Seaways arrived in Vlaardingen on 8 February. Since then, work has gone into preparing the 6,700 lane metre freight ferry for the day she hits the route. Yesterday, it was finally that day. A busy crew ensured a smooth loading and made her ready for her […]

Incendie à bord de Gallipoli Seaways

Update: *Fire suppressed and cooling started* On 11 February, our freight ferry Gallipoli Seaways, sailing from the Pendik Port of Istanbul to the Trieste Port of Italy, was passing from the exit of Dardanelles Strait when a fire broke out in one of the vehicles on the main deck of the ship for reasons currently […]

DFDS l'emporte sur la transition vers le Brexit

The UK has left the EU. It means new processes and more paperwork for DFDS and its freight customers working between the UK and EU. Despite years of preparation, the post-Brexit period caused challenges and delays. Extensive form filling, extra inspections and other needs were impossible to foresee.    A range of factors including confusion over paperwork were responsible.   Easier customs processes This is now becoming manageable. DFDS can offer clearance services that provide a much easier customs process.     Eddie Green is the head of DFDS’s cold chain business unit. “From across England and […]

Traversée directe de DFDS entre l'Irlande et la France

DFDS has a new freight ferry route between Ireland and France. It provides direct and paperless transport between EU countries. It is already popular, enjoying near 100% utilisation from day one. DFDS started a new freight ferry route Rosslare and Dunkerque on 2 January 2021. It gives lorry drivers direct and paperless transport between EU countries. It […]

Perspectives ensoleillées en Méditerranée

Positive signs after a tough year for DFDS in Turkey. DFDS’ business in the Mediterranean grew two per cent on the same period last year. This small growth is a positive sign given the global impact of Covid-19 in 2020. DFDS expects to continue this in 2021. Turkey felt the pandemic effects like every other […]

DFDS améliore ses solutions de chaîne d'approvisionnement avec un nouvel entrepôt de 35000 m2

35,000 sq m of storage space is what DFDS will be offering customers when it adds a brand new warehouse in the new and attractive industrial area in Borås, Sweden.  DFDS has been looking to expand its Swedish contract logistics business, offering warehousing and crewing services, and other logistics solutions. On Friday 22 January, it took a huge step forward […]

Quoi de neuf, Scandia Seaways?

Alongside in Singapore during loading of stores, provision and bunkering on 16 January. Captain Joakim Dahlberg and his crew are currently leading our newest mega freight ferry, Scandia Seaways, home to Europe. With low bandwidth, they can sadly only share a limited amount during the voyage. Luckily, the captain has recently shared a little update and some […]

Grand effort d'équipe malgré l'adversité

By Wayne Bullen, Freight Sales Director. As highlighted by Søren and Peder, it was great to see the strong freight performance in all areas of our business during December, primarily as a result of stockpiling as the Brexit transition period came to an end. In addition to this and looking back on a very turbulent year (with […]

Côte D'Opale vs Calais Seaways

A quick look at how the ferries compare with each other. As we look forward to welcoming the Côte D’Opale this summer, here is a quick look at how she compares to the much-loved Calais Seaways which she will replace on our Dover to Calais route.  Built in 1991 and upgraded in 2013, Calais Seaways is a familiar ship on […]

Côte D'Opale bien en marche

This year we will welcome the Côte D’Opale into the Channel family and with just a few months to go until her maiden voyage, she is coming along nicely. Construction started in May 2019 at the Avic Shipyard in Weihai, China, and there is just 15% of the build left until she is ready! Around 300 people are working on the ship […]

Une demande lourde

Every now and then our colleagues receive requests that just stand out. As was the case when Cargo Sales & Marketing in Kiel took upon them to arrange the transportation of a generator in a weight class from the big league. F.H. Bertling needed a 98 tonnes generator transported from Pilzen in the Czech Republic to Kazakhstan. Such […]

Un convoi d'aide au tremblement de terre a frappé la Croatie

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, […]

La liaison Danemark-Oslo est encore suspendue

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 part de 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 prend le relais

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 […]

Rencontrez l'équipage: 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 […]

Livraison de 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 accueille les premiers clients

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 […]

Lancement de la liaison Rosslare - Dunkerque

  Open for business: When Optima Seaways departed Rosslare Europort for Dunkerque on Saturday 2 January, it officially launched DFDS’ new Ireland-France freight ferry route. The route enables exporters and forwarders to keep their transport within the EU and avoid the customs formalities that apply to transport passing via the UK land bridge.  At 14:00, on 2 January, […]

À l'intérieur du canal BU 

How a new BU head experienced a Christmas crisis  By Filip Hermann, Vice President & Head of BU Channel. BU Channel is a busy place. There is nothing we haven’t seen, from exhausted migrants hiding in trailers to armed robbers on the run. If not daily then at least on a weekly basis, we experience something unusual. However, this Christmas was extraordinary by all standards.  Leading up to Christmas, we […]