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Danish Shipping Giant DFDS Takes Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator title at World Travel Awards

3rd October 2017
DFDS sisters Princess Seaways and King Seaways (a former Brittany Ferries Cork-Roscoff cruiseferry Val de Loire) share sailings on the Newcastle-Amsterdam service. DFDS sisters Princess Seaways and King Seaways (a former Brittany Ferries Cork-Roscoff cruiseferry Val de Loire) share sailings on the Newcastle-Amsterdam service. Photo: DFDS

#ferrynews - Danish shipping transport giant, DFDS has been named Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for the sixth year in a row at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony.

Breaking Travel News writes that DFDS beat four rival ferry operators to the award, which recognises excellence in the travel and tourism industry.The ferry operator won the title with thousands of votes from the public and travel industry professionals from 57 European countries.

Pete Akerman, DFDS marketing director, said: “We’re delighted to have once again won the approval of our guests and travel industry partners to claim the titles as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for a record sixth consecutive time.

Afloat adds that DFDS which celebrated its 150th anniversary, operates up between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes. The operator also has a North Seas service between Newcastle and Amsterdam. As also reported on Afloat, it was in the UK that the nearby port of Blyth was host to the Tall Ships Races last year.

In addition a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, operated by Transmanche Ferries.

The DFDS Group through its extensive network includes lo-lo container operations through subsidiary, DFDS Logistics. Among the container services are those between the island of Ireland (see Port of Waterford) and northern mainland Europe.  

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