The route served by DFDS not only offers now six weekly sailings, Monday-through-Saturday, but the transit time has been reduced to 19 hours and all departures take place in the evenings.
In addition, customers can deliver their trailers or containers at terminals of Cuxhaven Port Association's (HWG) members in the evening and these units can be expedited on their onward journey without an escort.
The Cuxhaven-Immingham link of DFDS is served by the ro-ros Selandia Seaways and Britannia Seaways, both offering 2,772 lane metres of freight space.
"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," Marcus Braue, Cuxhaven Site Manager, DFDS Germany, explained the move.
Hans-Peter Zint, Chairman, HWG, and Managing Director, Cuxport, underlined, "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."