As of the end of November, DFDS will again be increasing the ship capacity on its two freight routes from Rotterdam to the United Kingdom. The reason for this is the continuing growth in freight traffic to the English market, for which DFDS already introduced extra departures in June.
On the Rotterdam – Felixstowe route, the ANGLIA SEAWAYS will be replaced by the BRITANNIA SEAWAYS. As a result, it will be possible to ship an extra 300 trailers a week. This is in both directions. The change takes effect on 24 November and the ships operating this route will then be: SUECIA SEAWAYS, SELANDIA SEAWAYS and BRITANNIA SEAWAYS. There are 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,” says Mikael Mortensen, Route Director.
Extra ship for the Immingham route
The freight route from Rotterdam to Immingham is currently operated by two ships. From 30 November, three vessels will sail this route. They are CORONA SEAWAYS, FIONIA SEAWAYS and ANGLIA SEAWAYS. As a result of 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,” says Mikael Mortensen.