DFDS adapts Northern Baltic ferry services
DFDS reorganizes sailings in the Northern Baltic to adapt to the pandemic. The Danish ferry operator has decided to reduce the number of sailings by almost a half between the Estonian port of Paldiski and the Finnish port of Hanko, following reduced demand on the route.
“This will free up time for Sailor, the current ferry on the Paldiski-Hanko route so it can be used to improve our schedule between Paldiski and the Swedish Port of Kapellskär. With Sailor to assist Optima Seaways, which is currently the only ferry on the route, we will be able to offer our customers evening departures in both directions every day. This isn’t possible today with only one ferry”, says Anders Refsgaard, VP and Head of BU Baltic.
DFDS also signed a freight agreement with Eckerö Line for DFDS’ conditions for booking transport for our freight customers on Eckerö Line’s route between Muuga in Tallinn and Vuosaari in Helsinki.
“This means we can offer a total of 30 departures per week between Estonia and Finland. This will greatly enhance our customer service”, says Anders Refsgaard.
“In the current situation, with the transport market challenged by a pandemic and economic downturn, I am pleased that we can now offer 30 departures per week between Estonia and Finland in total. This will greatly enhance our customer service in the transport market between Estonia and Finland.