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Kiel’s Ostuferhafen Access Area Restructured

  • The Port of Kiel is completely restructuring the access area to the Ostuferhafen, its main cargo and logistics hub. It has begun the partial demolition of a former grain storage facility.
  • Result? The demolition along with the integration of adjacent areas will free up 2.8 hectares in the port access area on which expanded hard standing space can be created for trucks, trailers and cars.
  • Who benefits? DFDS, SCA, Iggesund, the forwarders (more space) and cruise shipping.

Photo: Tom Körber

EU Transport Commissioner Violetta Bulc Visits North Sea Port

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On 16 September North Sea Port received the visit of EU Transport commissioner Violetta Bulc. North Sea Port is the company managing three merged ports: Ghent, Terneuzen and Vlissingen.

In Terneuzen, the EU commissioner visited the building site of the New Lock. She was able to see the enlargement of the maritime access to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. Europe is supporting this project with a contribution of EUR 48m.

In 2022, the first ship will be sailing through the New Lock.

Ghent is an important base for DFDS.


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Port Of Ghent Connects DFDS’s Northern And Southern Route Network

By connecting the DFDS network with the new routes in southern Europe, DFDS is capable of offering transportation of cargo from North to South and back.
Compared to alternative solutions lead time is reduced with at least 1 day.

The new intermodal connection offers shipping transportation on the Gothenburg – Ghent and Trieste – Pendik/Ambarli/Mersin routes. There will also be a stopover in Patras, Greece.

DFDS will use Bettembourg in Luxembourg as the continental hub for the intermodal connection and has a solid cooperation over railways with CFL. Trailers are shunted from Bettembourg to Ghent over road, a second option via rail is being developed.

Photo: Tom D’haenens Port of Ghent


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DFDS’s Acquisitions Fuel Growth In Q2

In Q2, DFDS’ revenue increased 6% to DKK 3.9bn driven by the expansion of the route network in the Mediterranean (with the acquisition of U.N. Ro-Ro), as well as continued growth in the freight activities in northern Europe. These two factors were also the key driver of the increase in EBITDA before special items by 9% to DKK 802m.

The growth of freight ferry volumes was in line with expectations in both northern Europe and the Mediterranean with overall growth of 6%.

Logistics volumes were up 5% for continuing activities.