They started with 90 candidates. Now, there are 22 freshly hatched talents who have just completed their first program at DFDS. Join ShippingWatch in closely following the handpicked talents and meet one of the candidates on the journey all the way to the final talent program.
It is 8 AM and 43 hopeful and nervous DFDS employees from Europe are gathered at Denmark's largest seaside hotel, Marienlyst, north of Copenhagen in the city of Elsinore, home of Hamlet's castle. These are the handpicked individuals. And perhaps the rising stars of DFDS. Over the next 72 hours, they will fight for the only 22 spots in the DFDS brand new talent program, the Horizon Program.
The European Community Shipowners’ Associations echoes the criticism from national associations regarding the Norwegian law proposal on seafarers’ pay and working conditions. The proposed law seems to overstep several international laws, according to the organization.
The Covid-19 pandemic and supply chain chaos have made Türkiye a more attractive site of production, prompting hectic activity for freight forwarders and carriers: ”Our customers are investing heavily in equipment,” says DFDS head to ShippingWatch.
Shippers and carriers are increasingly moving ships away from Californian ports, which are having problems with container pile-ups and looming strikes. This means that the title of busiest port in the US has moved eastward.