DFDS Bolsters Rotterdam-UK Capacity

Denmark-based passenger and freight shipping company DFDS Seaways will further increase its capacity on its two freight routes from Rotterdam to the United Kingdom as of end of November.

The company’s ro-ro cargo ship Britannia Seaways will replace MS Anglia Seaways on the Rotterdam – Felixstowe route, adding an extra capacity of 300 trailers a week in both directions.

DFDS said that this change takes effect today and the ships operating this route will then be Suecia Seaways, Selandia Seaways and Britannia Seaways. The vessels will undertake daily sailings between Rotterdam and Felixstowe, with six departures a day from Tuesday to Friday.

“This high turnaround speed is vital for our clients, who trade continuously between the two countries,” said Mikael Mortensen, Route Director.

In addition, DFDS said it will add an extra to the freight route from Rotterdam to Immingham, which is currently operated by two ships. The change will take effect as of November 30, with the three vessels, Corona Seaways, Fionia Seaways and Anglia Seaways, sailing the route. With this the number of departures per week will increase to nine.

“The extra departures will take place when they are most needed. This could be on busy weekdays, at very early arrival times and weekend departures,” Mortensen said.

The reason for the capacity strengthening is the continuing growth in freight traffic to the English market, for which DFDS already introduced extra departures in June.

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