About DFDS DFDS   was   founded   in   1866,   when   C.   F.   Tietgen   merged   the   three   biggest   Danish   steamship   companies of the day. From   its   inception,   DFDS   has   been   part   of   Denmark’s   industrial   and   maritime   history.      Since   1866, DFDS   has   been   involved   in   domestic   as   well   as   international   trade,   transporting   both   freight   and passengers.      DFDS’   international   activities   started   in   the   North   Sea   and   the   Baltic   Sea,   followed   later   by the   Mediterranean.      Towards   the   end   of   the   19th   century,   routes   were   also   established   to   the   USA   and South America. Land-based   transport   and   logistics   also   became   a   part   of   DFDS’   business   activities   as   freight   transport by land began to grow and, in the 1960s, the company introduced a door-to-door concept for freight.
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About Stena Line Stena Line operates six routes from the United Kingdom  - five to Ireland and one to The Netherlands.  It also operates many more around the world which do not concern us here. UK Routes Liverpool to Belfast Operated by Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey, there are two sailings per day taking 8 hours. Cairnryan to Belfast Operated by Stena Superfast V11 and Stena Superfast V111, there are twelve sailings per day taking 2 hours 15 minutes Holyhead to Dublin Port Operated by Stena Adventurer and Stena Nordica, there are four sailings per day taking 3 hours 15 minutes Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire Operated by Stena HSS Fastcraft, this is a seasonal service until 9 September.  There is just one sailing per day taking 2 hours 20 minutes Cairnryan to Belfast Operated by Stena Europe, there are two sailings per day taking 3 hours 30 minutes. Harwich to The Hook of Holland Operated by Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica Superferries, there are two sailings per day taking 6 hours 45 minutes.
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About P&O Ferries P&O Ferries boasts the largest fleet of ships offering a wide range of services and facilities, the most comprehensive route network and the most frequent passenger and freight services to the Continent.
UK Routes Dover to Calais Operated by Spirit of France, Sptrit of Britain, Pride of Burgundy, Pride of Canterbury and Pride of Kent, there are up to 23 sailings per day taking 1 hour 30 minutes. Hull to Zebrugge Operated by Pride of Bruges and Pride of York, there is one overnight sailing per day taking approximately 24 hours. Hull to Rotterdam Operated by Pride of Hull and Pride of Rotterdam, there is one overnight sailing per day taking approximately 23 hours. Liverpool to Dublin Operated by Norbay, Norbank and European Endeavour,  there are up to 3 sailings per day taking approximately 8 hours. Cairnryan to Larne Operated by European Causeway, European Highlander and Express, there are nine sailings per day taking 2 hours. Troon to Larne Operated by European Causeway and European Highlander, there are two sailings per day from March until October, taking 2 hours 15 minutes.
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UK Routes Dover to Calais Up to ten sailings per day taking 1 hour 30 minutes.  Timetable HERE Dover to Dunkirk Up twelve sailings per day taking 2 hours.  Timetable HERE Newhaven to Dieppe Two sailings per day taking 4 hours.  Timetable HERE Newcastle to Amsterdam One overnight sailing per day taking 16 hours 30 minutes.  Timetable HERE
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