Sulphur regulations close another DFDS route

DFDS will discontinue its Le Havre-Portsmouth route by the end of this year. The new environmental regulations prevent the service from becoming profitable, says the carrier.

The coming environmental regulations for shipping's sulphur emissions, set to come into force in Northern Europe on January 1st 2015, are now cited as a contributing factor to another route closure by ferry operator DFDS.

The move concerns the route from Le Havre in Southern France to Portsmouth in England, which DFDS acquired from Louis Dreyfus Armateurs in 2012. Following the acquisition, the company has - according to the statement - attempted various initiatives to breathe life into the service, but to no avail:

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