DFDS Launched the New Route Zeebrugge – Gothenburg

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Early May DFDS entered a five-year agreement with Stora Enso to transport around 700,000 tons of paper and paperboard products annually. This week (week 25), DFDS

launched the new route between Zeebrugge and Gothenburg.

The two tailormade 2,450 lane metre ro-ro ships owned by Wagenborg and operating on the route since the beginning have been acquired by DFDS and given DFDS names.


FIONIA SEAWAYS has been transferred from the Gothenburg – Ghent route to the new route and will take part in the 8 to 12 weekly departures. She left Gothenburg for the first time on 15 June, Zeebrugge-bound.


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DFDS Opens New Route Between Zeebrugge and Gothenburg for Stora Enso

9 May, DFDS and Stora Enso have entered into a 5-year agreement to annually carry around 700,000 tons of paper and board products between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge.

To accommodate the volumes of the agreement, DFDS will open a route between Gothenburg, Sweden, and Zeebrugge, Belgium.

The new route will be operated by three ro-ro ferries. Two ro-ro ferries – SLINGEBORG and SCHIEBORG – will be acquired for DKK 270m. These vessels were originally designed for the route, and for this cargo. They were chartered by Stora Enso and operated by SOL Continent Line since November 2014. The ships will no longer be available to SOL Continent Line, which means that the SOL service between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge will end on 17 June, 2019. (read the SOL press release here)

DFDS will also transfer one ro-ro from DFDS’ existing route between Gothenburg and Ghent that currently deploys four freight ferries.

The new Zeebrugge-Gothenburg route is expected to begin operating mid-June, 2019.

Stora Enso has the option to extend the agreement with three year.

LHG and Stora Enso agree on long-term cooperation

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Stora Enso Logistics (forest products) and the Lübeck Port Company (LHG) have agreed for a long-term cooperation, with a five-year contract, with possible extensions.
This will make Stora Enso the first customer to move into the new forest terminal on the Skandinavienkai in Travemünde in 2019.
For Stora Enso, Lübeck is the main port of call in the Baltic Sea. For more than 40 years, the Group has been shipping its products via Lübeck. Almost one million tonnes of the Scandinavian paper products were shipped via the Nordland terminal last year.
A main reason for the move is the further development of intermodal transport solutions from the production sites to the customers on mainland Europe.