On 1 January 2022, UK customs procedures become more stringent. (*)
As a result, freight customers demand for earlier arrivals into the UK, and improved frequency. Therefore, DFDS and CLdN have entered into a Space Charter Agreement.
DFDS and CLdN will each provide one additional vessel, on a rotation Rozenburg – Vlaardingen – Killingholme from Sunday through Friday.
“At the moment we do indeed arrive at Killingholme at 07:00, but the early arrival (at 05:00) of this additional sailing makes all the difference for customers as it allows them to do an extra trip in the UK, which is very interesting given the traction problem there,” says a CLdN spokesman. “In addition, the earlier arrival is important for certain product groups.”
In Rotterdam, customers will have the possibility to load and discharge cargo in either Rozenburg and/or Vlaardingen.
DFDS and CLdN will continue operating all sailings independently including all related commercial activities.
This additional service will start on 11 January 2022.
Extra advantage: by going to C-Ro’s terminal in Killingholme, any congestion at DFDS’ terminal in Immingham will be relieved.
- In 2020, DFDS and CLdN signed space charter agreements on Zeebrugge – Gotenburg.
- In 2021, DFDS and P&O Ferries entered a space charter agreement on Calais – Dover.
- Stena Line will move its Europoort RoRo service from Killingholme to the nearby Port of Immingham commencing 1st January 2022, where Stena Line will be able to offer increased terminal capacity and be a service provider of both terminal and shipping operations to the company’s freight customers. Stena Line’s other North Sea route on the Humber, the Hoek van Holland-Killingholme RoPax service, will remain and continue in Killingholme.