It has been announced that DFDS Seaways with effect from 1 September 2008 will no longer be sailing between Newcastle and Bergen-Haugesund-Stavanger in Norway.
John Crummie, UK Managing Director, commented 'the result in 2007 fell well short of expectation and as reported in last weeks DFDS? Quarter 1 2008 results, the current financial development has fallen below the level required to continue operating the service. Furthermore, dramatically increasing oil prices, downward price pressure from over capacity in the travel market place and the current economic slowdown are burdening the service. Consequently, we have taken the difficult decision to close the service from 1 September after the summer season.'
DFDS Seaways will continue to operate the Newcastle-Holland, Harwich-Denmark and Copenhagen-Oslo routes.