Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Denmark, Norway and the UK
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Water Transport
50 - Water transport

340 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 May 2008
Employment effect (start)
27 May 2008
Foreseen end date
1 September 2008


DFDS Seaways, a passenger ferry company, has announced that it is to cut 340 jobs with its decision to stop ferry services between Tyneside and Scandinavia from 1st September. It has blamed poor passenger numbers, the rising price of oil and the economic downturn for its decision to cut services and jobs. A total of 340 jobs will be lost in total, with 270 crew jobs on the Queen of Scandinavia ferry and an additional 70 land-based jobs in Denmark, Norway and the UK.


  • 27 May 2008: BBC Website


Eurofound (2008), DFDS Seaways, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 66692, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66692.