DFDS increases scheduled frequencies to Great Britain from Cuxhaven
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, Cuxhaven is processing cargo without issue

Cuxhaven, 2 February 2021 – Since 1 February, the Danish shipping company and member of the
Cuxhaven Port Association (HWG) DFDS has expanded its scheduled freight liner traffic
between Cuxhaven and Immingham by one additional departure, which means there are now six weekly
vessel departures. Thanks to unaccompanied trailer transits, the route through Cuxhaven has shown
itself to be robust despite the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit. Thus, handling at the Cuxport
terminal for shipments to the UK can be carried out without interruption.

With the additional Wednesday departure, the route originating at the Lower Saxony
deep-sea port of Cuxhaven will be served from Monday to Saturday. Two Ro/Ro vessels,
Selandia Seaways and Britannia Seaways will be deployed. Next to the additional
departure, the reworked schedule is now tailored to customers‘ needs. The transit times
between Cuxhaven and Immingham have been reduced to 19 hours; plus, all departures now occur in the
evenings. In particular, truck-trailer customers can now deliver their trailer or container units
at HWG member Cuxport’s terminal in the evening and these units can be expedited on their onward
journey without escort. Logistics companies thus enjoy more scheduling security and less risk of
delay for their drivers and their cargo on account of any Brexit-related customs checks. Any delays
at terminals, and border crossings, can also be avoided in this way.

“With the additional departure and improved departure times in the evenings, we are offering our
customers an attractive and reliable alternative for their shipments to and from Great
Britain,” said Marcus Braue, Cuxhaven site manager for DFDS Germany. He added: “The market is
indicating a general trend away from accompanied and towards unaccompanied trailer transits. For
this reason, we have adjusted the departure times to be more in line with our customers’
preferences.”

“So far, COVID-19 and the new customs rules have not impacted processing in Cuxhaven for onward
journeys to Great Britain. This shows that our thorough preparation in conjunction with all
stakeholders is paying off, we are not experiencing significant issues in processing
exports and imports,” noted Hans-Peter Zint, chairman of the Cuxhaven Port Association and
managing director of Cuxport GmbH.
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