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DFDS: No additional route closures till after 2015

DFDS will not shut down any more routes in the near future, the carrier's CEO Niels Smedegaard tells ShippingWatch.

The announcement that DFDS will close its historical Esbjerg-Harwich service this September will be the only announcement of this sort this year.

"This is the first step in a process where we're looking at costs. We do not at this time have plans for any additional closures. We've been struggling for some time with Esbjerg-Harwich, but with fuel costs reaching USD 3.7 million, we just had to face the fact that the route cannot be made profitable," CEO Niels Smedegaard tells ShippingWatch.

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