Travemünde - Within a less than a month, DFDS will start operating from a new port and with a new freight shipping route. On 6 June DFDS will open a route between the German port in Travemünde and our important destination in Lithuania, the port of Klaipeda. The route will be freight only, served by one ship and will improve their intermodal offerings to customers. Today, DFDS is able to offer six weekly departures on freight and passenger ships between the Baltic destination in Klaipeda and Kiel in Germany. With the new freight route between Klaipeda and Travemünde DFDS aims at three weekly departures from each port with one ship. It will increase the number of departures between Klaipeda and Germany from six to nine per week. The new route will extend the intermodal offerings to customers where trailers can be moved from rail on to the ship and back on rail again at its final destination.
“For some time, there have been strong customer wishes for increased intermodal opportunities in the transport corridor between Lithuania and Germany. The Port of Travemünde is able to provide full intermodal capabilities with direct links and several daily departures to Duisburg and other central German industrial centres, as well as daily departures to south-western Europe and northern Italy. I look very much forward to present this opportunity to our customers,” says Anders Refsgaard, Vice President and Head of DFDS’ Baltic shipping network.
“I look very much forward to present this opportunity to our customers,” says Anders Refsgaard, Vice President and Head of DFDS’ Baltic shipping network The ship to service the new Klaipeda-Travemünde route will be the ro-ro freight vessel Botnia Seaways that will be perfect for a route focused on unaccompanied trailers and other cargo units. Botnia Seaways is currently operating on the shipping route between Germany and Russia where the traffic development is too weak to continue with the current two-ship service.