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Grimaldi to open new route on DFDS’ home turf

The major Italian shipping company, Grimaldi, is opening a new route between the Finnish city Uusikaupunki and Travemünde in Germany through its subsidiary Finnlines, leading to intensified competition for DFDS on one of its home turfs – the Baltic Sea.

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It is one of the most prominent Ro-Ro shipping company that will be responsible for the transport of car components, which DSV agreed to in a deal with Mercedes-Benz, set to take effect this fall.

According to the Danish logistics group, Italian company Grimaldi has won the three-year contract through its subsidiary Finnlines. The contract will lead to the opening of a direct shipping route between Uusikaupunki in Finland to Travemünde in Germany from the current year until 2016 – initially with one weekly departure, but later the frequency will be raised to two weekly departures.

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