DFDS Seaways adds extra power to Team Humber Marine Alliance

Team Humber Marine Alliance has been further strengthened with DFDS Seaways, of Immingham, agreeing to support the estuary-wide network.

DFDS runs one of Northern Europe’s largest freight operations and is among the Humber region’s biggest employers, with around 500 jobs on its 185-acre site.

Sean Potter, managing director, believes that there will be two-way benefits in DFDS becoming the latest Alliance member.

“Being a THMA member will help us to maintain our strong relationship with regional engineering and marine companies,” said Mr Potter, who added that it could also lead to more new business opportunities for the Alliance, which is based at Queen Street, Hull.SeanPotter
“Our third party operations in support of the renewable energy sector could be of particular interest for members,” he said. “There should be more opportunities to become involved in bidding for major contracts as this sector continues to develop.”

DFDS has been involved in renewables for several years, including working with Danish and German companies, Vestas and Siemens, on transporting wind turbine parts on its roll-on roll-off service for land-based wind farms.”

DFDS operates one of the UK’s largest unaccompanied terminals, which can accommodate six roll-on roll-off ferries, two lift-on lift-off vessels, including the capability to handle deep-sea pure truck and car carrier vessels, as well as project based cargo vessels. The company also deals with a substantial amount of container traffic and its dockside facilities include 80,000sq m of warehousing operations and two railway sidings.

Under the slogan ‘strength in numbers’, Team Humber Marine Alliance offers a single access point of access to a broad range of skills from companies operating in various sectors, including: shipping, renewable energy, defence and security, the nuclear industry and inland waterways.

Mark O’Reilly, an Alliance board member, said: “Obviously we are very pleased that DFDS, with its renewable energy connections, is now part of THMA. Collectively, we offer a vast range of skills and experience.”