DFDS pulls own vessel from Kiel-Ust Luga service

DFDS has signed a slot charter agreement with Finnlines on a service between Germany and Russia. DFDS is thus now no longer servicing Russia with its own vessels.

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With a new so-called slot charter agreement with Finland's Finnlines, DFDS is now acting on the declining trade between the EU and Russia, a region that has in the past represented a key market for the Danish shipping group.

The agreement means that, going forward, DFDS will on the route between Kiel in Germany and Ust Luga/St. Petersburg charter slots on Finnlines vessels, rather than operating its own ship on the service, informs DFDS in a corporate statement on Thursday.

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