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Vlaardingen welcomes Flandria

Today, on 28 September, our fifth mega freight ferry, Flandria Seaways, arrived in Vlaardingen following a successful maiden voyage. Captain Joakim Dahlberg and crew finally stepped ashore on European ground after a very prolonged stay in China and received a special greeting and present from Torben Carlsen.

A very welcome sight: the arrival of our fifth mega freight ferry, Flandria Seaways, which aroused strong feelings amongst both the crew and colleagues in Vlaardingen.

Following a successful maiden voyage, Captain Joakim Dahlberg and crew finally stepped ashore on European ground after a very prolonged stay in China that exceeded 100 days, most of which was spent in a Chinese hotel.

Our colleagues in Vlaardingen were ready to welcome the crew and to show their appreciation for this great feat of endurance and patience, and Torben Carlsen acknowledged this personally with a video greeting, a personal letter and a present, handed to the crew by Jacob Andersen, Managing Director in Vlaardingen.

Jacob says: “I am really proud to be able to welcome the fifth mega freight ferry, the second one to come to Vlaardingen, even though she will soon be leaving for her future service on the Gothenburg – Ghent route. I also want to thank the crew for bringing her home, and I am certain that she will secure a competitive advantage and bring a major contribution to our customers’ growth.”

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