P&O grows market share on key DFDS route out of Gothenburg

With customers such as DSV and Stora Enso, British P&O Ferries has checked off a milestone in terms of volumes on the service between Gothenburg and England, which has historically been a lucrative crossing for DFDS.

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DFDS has in the past fought back at full strength when competitors have tried to take over shares of the RoRo market on the lucrative crossing between the UK and Gothenburg in Sweden. But now the latest challenger on the route seems to have gotten a firm grip with a concept that - though it involves a cargo shift in transit - has attracted attention from major international shippers.

British ferry and RoRo operator P&O Ferries, which is already DFDS' top competitor on the English Channel, has thus touched a milestone after the carrier in collaboration with Sweden's SOL Continent Line began sailing from Gothenburg to various destinations on the UK east coast in mid-2015.

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