The Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has reached an agreement with the Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) for the establishment of a shore power facility in Copenhagen. The designing and planning works of the facility are already in progress and construction is expected to commence in 2020.
Danish ferry operator DFDS unveiled four strategic pillars as part of its efforts to achieve market growth in the next five years. The four strategy pillars include a mix of organic as well as structural initiatives, including acquisitions, while digitalization is high on the agenda.
Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera will become part of a solution to transport goods from DFDS’ logistics center to an APM terminal in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle has a maximum speed of 40 km/hr (25 miles/hr). Last year, Volvo Trucks launched its first electric, autonomous solution, aimed to operate on repetitive assignments in logistics centers, factories and ports.
A group of six Nordic industry companies has formed a partnership to develop new infrastructure for green fuels for ships. The initiative is called Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea (ZEEDS) and consists of Wärtsilä, Equinor, DFDS, Kvaerner, Aker Solutions, and Grieg Star.
DFDS announced its five-year-minimum collaboration with paper producer Stora Enso, launching a new shipping route between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge. In light of this partnership, DFDS will transmit 700,000 tons of paper annually; The shipping company will provide two freight ferries to conduct the service.
Danish ferry operator DFDS is investing in the start-up company MASH Energy ApS that produces biofuel from agricultural waste, in order to develop a commercially viable alternative to fossil fuels, including testing on a DFDS ferry.
Copenhagen-based DFDS named its newest ro/ro vessel in Turkey. The latter is Mediterranean’s largest ro/ro ship. The naming ceremony for 237-meter-long ro/ro newbuilding, Ephesus Seaways, was held in Istanbul, Turkey.
The UK Port of Felixstowe and Danish ferry operator DFDS have agreed to increase roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) capacity at the port by over 40% through investment in a new linkspan, tractor units and additional trailer parking facilities. The agreement extents the service at Felixstowe for 15 years.
The DFDS Seaways’ ferry Regina Seaways, with more than 300 passengers onboard was reported to be stranded in the Baltic Sea, as it experienced fire in the engine room, while it was off the coast of Kaliningrad. However, according to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence the ferry reached the port of Klaipeda.
DFDS will install scrubbers on 12 freight ferries used on freight routes in the Mediterranean between Turkey, Italy, Greece and France. The investment will ensure compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap. DFDS based this decision on the 2015 scrubber strategy for the transition to the 0.1% sulphur content limit for its ferry route network in northern Europe.
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