Ferry operator DFDS Seaways has won a new contract with commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania to transport additional truck chassis on its Rotterdam to Felixstowe freight route.

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DFDS said that the two-year deal, starting on April 1, was expected to generate revenue of more than 800,000 euros (about £668,000) during 2014.

It will involve an average of about 75 chassis a week, made at Scania’s factory at Zwolle in the Netherlands and destined for the UK and Ireland markets.

The new contract is in addition to existing shipments of truck chassis on the DFDS freight routes from Rotterdam to Felixstowe and Immingham. The two routes will in total handle about 10,000 truck chassis per year.

DFDS also already transports truck and bus chassis for Scania on routes between Gothenburg and Immingham and Gothenburg and Ghent.

“We are very pleased with this new cooperation,” said Rob Olbertz, route director of the Rotterdam-Felixstowe route which offers three daily sailings per week in both directions. “It demonstrates that DFDS Seaways’ reliability and high performance are recognised and appreciated by the customer.”

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