DFDS Harwich to Esbjerg route ends.

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  1. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    Don't know if it's been mentioned before but in case it gets lost on this thread we are losing our last direct link with Scandinavia at the end of September. :Angry:
     
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    And the reason? Fuel surcharges imposed by Brussels!:Angry::Doh::Angry:
     
  3. John Laidler

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    I know this will come as a great disappointment to all the UKIP supporters but this has nothing to do with Brussels. The adoption of low sulpher fuels by shipping is a result of an international agreement.

    Here is a US document which discusses it. http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement/marpol-annex-vi

    And not before time. Travelling to Plymouth on the ferry from Spain last month you could see a great yellow trail stretching through the air behind the ship from the engine exhaust.
     
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    whatever the reason its still a huge disappointment. there was talk or a bergan Newcastle sailing starting up again but heard no more on that for some time. ta andy
     
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    If there is demand I guess someone will start a new service. Hull - Rotterdam is about the best available I think now for anyone in the north wanting to get to northern Europe with least driving.
     
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