DFDS launches new unaccompanied service from Sheerness to Calais

By Redacción PortalPortuario.cl


DFDS announced the launch, as of June 1, of a new unaccompanied maritime transport service of Sheerness a Calais.

It will be operated by Gothia Seaways, It can carry up to 165 unaccompanied cargo units (driverless trailers or containers).

The Port of Sheerness, part of the London Medway cluster of Peel Ports, is located in North Kent and operates 24 hours a day and is fully open seven days a week. This flexibility gives our customers congestion-free access to drop off and pick up trailers, with no standard charges for the first 48 hours.

The port benefits from the proximity to the M25 orbital ring (approximately 40km closer to the M25 than to Dover), which is ideal for freight heading to the London and Midlands area.

Wayne Bullen, Director of Cargo Sales, He said that “we are very excited to add a new unaccompanied freight service to the extensive route network that DFDS already offers. Sheerness benefits from excellent road links with close proximity to the M25 orbital ring, which is ideal for freight heading to the London and Midlands area. ”

“Sheerness promises to be a great ‘partner port’, with an ambitious plan to grow its services over the next decade. We also continue to consolidate our partnership with the Port of Calais and are excited to expand our services to the port as it marks the completion of their multi-million pound expansion project, ”added the executive.

The new route expands the existing network of services between the UK and Europe and arises in response to the growing demand for unaccompanied cargo services.

It is the latest in a series of investments DFDS is making “to improve our services.” A new cargo and passenger ship, the Cote d’Opale will join the Dover to Calais route in July this year, increasing capacity and enhancing the passenger experience aboard its fleet.

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