New sulfur rules make DFDS shut down route

DFDS has given up attempts to secure sound finances in struggling ferry route between Germany and Lithuania, and with the prospects of new fuel requirements the company is giving up hope.

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DFDS will cancel traffic on the route between Sassnitz/Mukran in Germany and Klaipeda, Lithuania by the end of September 2013.

The route has been operating at deficits for several years and DFDS's efforts to direct more cargo to the route, thus improving its finances, have been unsuccessful, which is why the route is being shut down, says DFDS in a statement.

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