DFDS will carry on running the two ferries.

By Andy Gilbert

Photo:Seven Sisters enters Newhaven

Seven Sisters enters Newhaven

Andy Gilbert

After some doubts over the future of the route, things have now been settled and the Newhaven-Dieppe service is set to continue until 2023 at least. Good news for all those who work on the ships and shoreside.

From the DFDS Press Release:

DFDS has won the operation of the Dieppe – Newhaven route for the next five years from 1 January 2018. This is the exciting result of a long tender process by the SMPAT, the public owner of the route.

On behalf of the owner, we will continue to operate the ro-pax vessels Seven Sisters and Côte D’Albatre and take care of marketing, sales and all other services associated with operating a ferry route.

I am particularly pleased that a long period of uncertainty is over for every one of our colleagues working on board or in the office in Dieppe as well as in our French head office in Paris.

Jean-Claude Charlo, MD of DFDS in France, and his team deserve a big thank you for handling the tender process with professionalism and for achieving this great result.

It is now up to every one of you working on and for the route in France, the UK and in other parts of DFDS to get the most out of this new opportunity. To ensure that our passengers and freight customers continue to prefer this route over other options. And to continue growing the number of passengers and freight units on the route in cooperation with the tourist boards, customers and other partners in France and the UK.

Congratulations to all,

Peder Gellert

EVP, Shipping Division


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