Record month for DFDS on Dover-France freight service
DFDS recorded a record month for freight on its Dover to France routes in March, carrying more than 110,000 vehicles for the first time.
The company reached the milestone following the introduction of two new ships, the Cotes des Dunes and the Cotes des Flandres, on its Dover-Calais service to provide 15 daily departures each way on the route. DFDS also offers 12 daily departures each way on its Dover-Dunkirk service.
The growth in volumes for the company comes as it launches a new online booking service for freight customers, making it possible for operators to book shipments directly with DFDS via its website. The new booking service can be used on a variety of devices including desktop computers, tablets and smartphones and offers the option to search schedules, track shipments and view real-time departure and arrival information.
Customers can access the new online booking service at http://www.dfds.com/freight-shipping/book-and-track-online. It is not available for operators booking special loads such as wind turbines, over-sized shipments or other special cargo, which will continue to be booked via a dedicated specialist customer service team.
Wayne Bullen, freight sales director for DFDS on the Channel, said: “We’re delighted to achieve this major milestone, growing our freight business on our routes to France and surpassing the 110,000 vehicle mark for the month. We’ll continue working to provide a superior customer experience and our new online booking service is just one example of how we’re working to make the whole booking and travel experience easier for our customers.”
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DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.
DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.
In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.
DFDS has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last five years (2011-15), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 and 2015 World Travel Awards.
DFDS currently operates up to 54 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. DFDS also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries.
For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit www.dfds.co.uk.
We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2018 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2017!