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NORTH SEA: New contract for DFDS

DFDS Seaways has signed a new two-year contract with Scania for the transport of truck chassis on the Rotterdam Vlaardingen-Felixstowe freight route, which will represent revenue of more than €800,000 in 2014. The Swedish manufacturer produces the chassis in their largest factory in Zwolle, Holland and the contract, starting on 1 April, involves shipment of 75 units a week.

The new contract comes in addition to existing arrangements for shipments from Rotterdam to Felixstowe and Immingham, the two routes handling around 10,000 truck chassis per year, with Rotterdam- Felixstowe services now in the hands of sisters Britannia Seaways and Suecia Seaways, built In 2000 and 1999, and the smaller China-built Flandria Seaways (2000/13,073gt).

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