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15th July 2015 - News Articles

DFDS Seaways Open for Business on the Channel with Extra Ferry on Dover-Dunkirk Service

DFDS Seaways is continuing to divert a fourth ship to its Dover-Dunkirk service for the 16th day in a row as ongoing strike action by former MyFerryLink workers continues to prevent the company from operating a full service into Calais.

Carsten Jensen, senior vice president and head of DFDS Seaways in the UK comments, “We would like to reassure all our customers that we are open for business on the Channel, with the Calais Seaways continuing to operate on the Dunkirk route alongside our three normal ships. This means that we are currently sailing up to 32 times a day between Dover and France.”

All passengers booked to travel are advised to proceed to the port as normal but to allow extra time for arrival and to travel via the M2/A2 as a more convenient route to Dover. Freight customers will need to travel via the M20/A20 to Dover. Dover-Dunkirk ships are currently operating to schedule.

DFDS Seaways normally sails up to 44 times a day between Dover and France, including up to 20 daily crossings on the Dover-Calais service. 

To find out more information, visit www.dfds.co.uk, or telephone 0871 574 7235.




Media contacts: Emma Batchelor, emma.batchelor@dfds.com 01304 874 052, Caroline Walker dfdspr@westgatecomms.com 01732 779 087

About DFDS Seaways

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships. DFDS Seaways 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 DFDS Seaways passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newhaven to Dieppe and an overnight service from Newcastle to Amsterdam.

DFDS Seaways operates up to 44 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover to Dunkirk and Dover to Calais routes.  It also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS Seaways network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four sailings a day and is operated by Transmanche Ferries. 

DFDS Seaways has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last four years (2011-14), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 World Travel Awards. It was also the only recommended ferry operator nominated by Which? Travel (2011). 

For further information about DFDS Seaways, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit: www.dfdsseaways.co.uk  

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