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New High Capacity Ship for the English Channel in 2021

DFDS have announced that they will be chartering a new ship from Stena RoRo to operate on the English Channel from 2021. The new ferry will be specifically designed for the Channel services with 3...

24 April 2018
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DFDS Update : Closure of Zeebrugge - Rosyth Freight Route

On Monday 16 April, a fire broke out in the engine room on board DFDS’ ro-ro freight ship Finlandia Seaways, which connects Rosyth in Scotland and Zeebrugge in Belgium. An injured crew member was...

24 April 2018
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Keeping Us Safe - The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)

We continue our ‘Keeping us Safe’ series with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB). The MAIB is a branch of the National Department of Transport and investigates all marine accidents that...

24 April 2018
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10 Ways Your HGV Could Fail its Annual Test

From 2016 to 2017, around 428,000 HGVs were tested to ensure they are safe enough to operate on UK roads. Of that number, around 44,000 failed with a final failure rate of 10.3% after retests....

19 April 2018
UN Ro-Ro ferry

DFDS to Buy Mediterranean Ferry Operator UN Ro-Ro

DFDS has signed an agreement to purchase 98.8% of the Turkish ferry operator UN Ro-Ro for €950 million. Operating five ferry routes across the Mediterranean, which connect Italy, France and Turkey...

17 April 2018
M/S Viking Grace

Viking Grace First Ferry to Use Rotor Sail Technology

The Viking Line ferry, M/S Viking Grace is the first cruise ferry to be equipped with a 'Rotor Sail' for the utilisation of wind power. The new Rotor Sail solution will cut fuel consumption and...

11 April 2018
Road works

Dover & Calais - Overnight Road Closures Update

Highways England have announced resurfacing works from the 9 - 29th April on the A20. There will be full closures in place overnight (20:00-06:00) as follows Week 1 (9th-15th April) -...

11 April 2018
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'Green' HGVs to Benefit from Road User Levy Discount

Next year, cleaner lorries will receive a 10% discount on the HGV Road User Levy as part of a government plan to improve air quality in the UK. From February 2019, trucks that meet the Euro-6...

10 April 2018
P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries Update - Cross Channel Plug In & Open Deck Availability

"It has been clearly notified to us that we are no longer allowed to have running engines on deck due to risk of fire, as per MCA guidance (MGN 341 and MGN21). Our fleet on our Cross Channel...

09 April 2018


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