DFDS Offers Passengers its Brexit Guarantee

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Following the 2019 general election result in the UK, DFDS has reminded its passengers they can continue to book to travel to the Continent with confidence.

Kasper Moos, Vice President and Head of Short Routes & Passenger, confirmed that the DFDS Brexit Guarantee will continue.

He said: “We created the Brexit Guarantee earlier this year so that people could rest assured their trips are safe with us and they can book with confidence. This guarantee means if you book direct you are able to cancel with no additional cost.

I want to reassure our passengers that we now expect an orderly transition for the UK to leave the EU which means that there will be no changes to passenger travel until the end of December 2020 at the earliest. At DFDS it is business as usual over the busy Christmas and New Year period. We will still be linking the UK to Europe, Brexit or no Brexit.”

Anyone with questions about their travel plans can get all the latest advice at the DFDS Brexit FAQs page www.dfds.com/en-gb/brexit.


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Port of Ystad Works Are on Track

The expansion of the port with two new ferry berths is going very well. The construction of the breakwater is now approx.  1500m long, all the sheet piles for the ferry berths are installed and very soon the whole new pier will be filled.

One third of the dredging is completed and the material from the dredging is being reused between the new and the old breakwater. The area will be an important part of the port´s future development.


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Shipping Sector Proposes USD 5 Billion R&D Board to Cut Emissions

The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.

Highlights of the proposal:

  • A new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to pave the way for decarbonisation of shipping.
  • Core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.
  • To accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s.

“Greta Thunberg is right to say that ‘creative accounting and clever PR’ often lie behind supposed commitments to sustainability, but our plans are transparent, and our regulator has teeth. Now we ask the wider shipping community for their blessing. Change on this scale is difficult and often daunting. But in this case, it could not be more necessary. “

-Guy Platten, Secretary General International Chamber of Shipping


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Consortium Granted NOK 37.6 million to Supply Hydrogen to Ferries and Cruise Ships in Geirangerfjord

The Hellesylt Hydrogen Hub, a consortium of leading players in the hydrogen field, including Hexagon, has been awarded NOK 37.6 million under the PILOT-E funding scheme for the development of a hydrogen production facility that can deliver hydrogen to ferries and cruise ships in the Geirangerfjord, as well as to other mobility applications. The ambition is to achieve zero-emission operations in the Geirangerfjord by producing green hydrogen locally.

Corsica Linea Partners with Moment for an Innovative Onboard Streaming Entertainment Solution

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Moment has been selected by Corsica Linea to deploy an onboard entertainment solution. This enables Corsica Linea to upgrade its service on the Mediterranean routes by providing reliable digital platform to passengers, accessible from their own mobile devices.

Connected to the dedicated ship’s server with their personal devices (smartphones, tablets, computers), passengers can access a rich variety of high-quality content. The platform can also boost on-board sales thanks to its shopping functionality: users can browse a digital catalogue and look for products of interest.


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  • As from the beginning of December the roro ALF POLLAK was also redelivered by DFDS to Tirrrenia CIN and is now deployed on the Malta – Catania – Livorno – Genoa regular service together with the sister ship MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO.
  • TT Line informed us about the fact that the steel cutting of the new LNG ropax has started at the Jiangsu Jinling shipyard.
  • Mr Thomas Doepel has been appointed COO of Finnlines Group and Mr Mikael Lindholm has been appointed Head of Newbuilding Department. Both Mr Doepel and Mr Lindholm are members of the Executive Committee and report to the President and CEO Emanuele Grimaldi.