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DFDS Chief Exec's biggest worry is rapidly approaching

Brexit is at the top of the agenda for DFDS in a 2019 in which continued expansion in Turkey is more important than other major issues in the sector. In an interview with ShippingWatch, CEO Niels Smedegaard outlines the biggest objectives for the company in the year to come.

Smedegaards største bekymring nærmer sig med hastige skridt

Brexit står øverst på dagsordenen hos DFDS i et 2019, hvor også fortsat ekspansion i Tyrkiet er vigtigere end andre store temaer for industrien. CEO Niels Smedegaard stiller i et interview med ShippingWatch skarpt på årets største emner for det danske rederi.

Shippers call for transitional period to avert Brexit chaos

The approaching Brexit now makes European Shippers Council call for a transitional period in which companies and governments get until the end of 2020 to complete their preparations. A British no vote on the agreement will have a significant impact on trade.

DFDS Chief Exec preparing for Brexit disruptions into 2019

There is a need for clarification about Brexit, says DFDS Chief Executive Niels Smedegaard, which in the third quarter noted how freight volumes on the English routes are now being affected. "It is a blanket of uncertainty that covers most of Europe right now," he tells ShippingWatch.

Brexit slows down DFDS' growth in North Europe

DFDS felt the impact of the lack of Brexit clarity in the third quarter of the year, as freight volumes were lower than expected. The company narrows its EBITDA guidance and lowers investments slightly.

Softer Brexit rhetorics but no resolution in sight

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier reached out to his British counterparts Tuesday in an attempt to find out how to set up the Irish border after Brexit. But the two parties still insist on different solutions.

Europe's biggest port says companies not doing enough for Brexit

The Port of Rotterdam, Europe's biggest port, warns that companies are not preparing sufficiently for the ramifications of Brexit. In addition to customs clearance, businesses will face additional inspections for food, plants and live animals, as well as other paperwork and delays.

DFDS preparing for long lines of lorries at Dover after Brexit

The Port of Dover will be hit hard by Brexit, if the scenario painted in a new report becomes a reality. There are concerns of customs chaos while a 20 kilometer highway is being converted to lorry parking. The company is preparing for the worst but hopes that rationality will win out.

British ports fear chaos after Brexit

Extensive inspections on board vessels in British ports will become routine procedure if the UK does not maintain the common environmental and health standards after Brexit, warn the ports.

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