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DFDS Reorganises Mediterranean Services

DFDS reorganises Mediterranean services

DFDS Reorganises Mediterranean Services

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) October 3, 2019 – DFDS, a Danish international shipping and logistics company, has announced a reorganisation of its services between Mediterranean ports.

This year has seen cargo handled between Istanbul and Trieste rise by around 30%, resulting in more vessels and Yalova port, Istanbul, being added to the rota. A new route was opened between Istanbul and Sète, France, in addition to the current route between Istanbul and Toulon.

The two routes between Istanbul and southern France, calling Toulon and Sète respectively, are now merged into one route, Istanbul (Yalova)-Sète.

DFDS will now operate three weekly calls to and from Sète. Termination of sailings to Toulon will reduce employment in that port.

All sailings to France from Istanbul, that previously departed from two ports, will now depart only from Yalova. In addition, two weekly sailings to Trieste will depart from Yalova. All other sailings between Istanbul and Trieste will depart from the Pendik and Ambarli port terminals.

In April 2018, DFDS agreed to buy Turkish freight shipping operator U.N. Ro-Ro from Turkish private equity firms Actera Group and Esas Holdings. U.N. Ro-Ro operates freight shipping routes between Turkey, Italy and France.

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