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DFDS CEO considered surrender in Battle on the Channel

The dispute on the English Channel was long and hard, and DFDS CEO Niels Smedegaard considered throwing in the towel several times in the process, he says in an interview with ShippingWatch. The opposing party, Eurotunnel, expected the Danish competitor to surrender.

French seafarers hit with giant claim for ferry vandalism

Comprehensive damages to the two coming DFDS ferries, along with delayed delivery to Eurotunnel, have now led to a considerable claim against the French seafarers under SCOP Seafrance. Eurotunnel calculates the combined damages to more than EUR 20 million.

DFDS indgår aftale med franske sømænd

Den langstrakte konflikt mellem DFDS og de franske sømænd i SCOP Seafrance på Kanalen er slut. En aftale mellem parterne betyder bl.a., at samtlige sagsanlæg, der har været i spil, falder bort, fortæller DFDS' CEO Niels Smedegaard til ShippingWatch.

DFDS: Time for SCOP to respond to our offer

DFDS does not expect an answer anytime soon to its offer to rehire 202 laid off French seafarers who lost their job in relation to MyFerryLink's closure. But the Danish carrier stresses that the seafarers and SCOP must make the next move.

Eurotunnel confirms DFDS deal

On Thursday, July 2nd, DFDS will take over the two controversial ferries from Eurotunnel, set to operate on Dover-Calais in the English Channel. A French union has warned of protests due to layoffs.

Eurotunnel: No alternative to DFDS agreement

In spite of strong pressure from employees on the MyFerryLink ferries leased by Eurotunnel to DFDS, there is no alternative to the agreement with the Danish carrier, says the tunnel operator after a tough day with massive unrest at the English Channel crossing.

DFDS acquires two ferries from Eurotunnel

DFDS will take over two ferries from competitor Eurotunnel, which a few weeks ago announced that the ferries would be put up for sale as a consequence of the protracted legal dispute on the English Channel. The ships will be leased without a crew.

DFDS overtager Eurotunnels færger om få uger

Det danske rederi leaser i første omgang to færger af Eurotunnel fra 1. juli efter det langvarige opgør i Den Engelske Kanal. DFDS skal nu i forhandlinger med de franske ansatte om deres fortsatte beskæftigelse.

DFDS to acquire Eurotunnel's ferries on the Channel

DFDS has submitted a binding offer to Eurotunnel for the charter or purchase of the ferries Rodin and Berlioz with an effective date of 2 July 2015 based on terms and conditions agreed with Eurotunnel, says to DFDS.

DFDS vil overtage Eurotunnels færger i Kanalen

DFDS har afgivet et bindende tilbud til Eurotunnel om enten charter eller køb af færgerne Rodin og Berlioz med overtagelse den 2. juli 2015 baseret på vilkår aftalt med Eurotunnel. Det oplyser DFDS.

Why Eurotunnel is not up for another round on the Channel

Eurotunnel has not renewed its contract to operate ferries on the English Channel, which could have continued until June 2nd this year. Instead the company is putting the ferries up for sale again, says Eurotunnel's CEO in a newsletter.

Derfor orker Eurotunnel ikke en ny runde på Kanalen

Eurotunnel har ikke fornyet kontrakten om drift af færger på Den Engelske Kanal, som kunne have fortsat frem til 2. juli i år. I stedet sættes færgerne til salg igen, skriver Eurotunnels CEO i et nyhedsbrev.

DFDS raises full-year 2015 forecast

DFDS' shipping revenue increased six percent in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, and the operating profit grew 150 percent. The company raises its full-year result forecast and does not expect a significant impact from the ongoing Channel case.

DFDS: Disappointing ruling in Channel dispute

The British ruling in the Battle on the Channel is disappointing but not disastrous to DFDS' developments. "We're prepared to appeal the decision to the British supreme court," CEO Niels Smedegaard tells ShippingWatch.

Newspaper: Eurotunnel has four buyers for MyFerryLink

According to CEO Jacques Gounon, Eurotunnel has received four offers from buyers looking to purchase the contentious ferry carrier MyFerryLink, which the British authorities demand shut down by July 9th, reports The Guardian.

Avis: Eurotunnel har fire købere til MyFerryLink

Eurotunnel har ifølge sin direktør Jacques Gounon fået fire tilbud på køb af det omstridte færgerederi MyFerryLink, som de britiske myndigheder kræver lukket ned senest den 9. juli, skriver The Guardian.

DFDS faces unpredictable counterparty on the Channel

Just when DFDS thought the Battle on the Channel had been won, employees through the French cooperative company SCOP have decided to continue the competitive case against the carrier after the actual competitor, Eurotunnel, threw in the towel.

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