Rescuers have resumed the search for a missing fisherman lost at sea following a collision with a Norfolkline ferry late yesterday. A 14-metre long North Shields-based Homeland prawn boat collided with the Scottish Viking passenger ferry off the Berwickshire coast.
DFDS Seaways has strengthened its foothold in the UK short-sea crossing market by acquiring Dutch-owned Norfolkline for $504 million. New routes in the take-over include Dover-Dunkirk, Rosyth-Zeebrugge, and Liverpool to Belfast and Dublin.
Danish ferry operator DFDS has confirmed it is to acquire Dutch-based ferry and logistics company Norfolkline following clearance from the European Commission. The deal has been in process since December 2009, with Danish shipping and oil group AP Moller agreeing to sell the debt-free company for €346 million.
Leading English Channel ferry operator, Norfolkline, is riding high despite the recession, stealing market share from its rivals for the fifth consecutive year as the company continues to implement an impressive growth strategy on the English Channel.
Whilst 2009 has been titled the year of the ‘Staycation,’ don’t let the credit crunch sacrifice your summer holiday! Travelling across the channel by ferry is an economical and comfortable way to get to the continent and with popular cross channel operator Norfolkline, a family of four can travel to France for as little as £29* each way.