About DFDS

European shipping and logistics solutions since 1866. Find information about the DFDS Group, its mission and strategy, financial performance, company structure, management, governance, policies and history.


DFDS vision and strategy

Our vision is to deliver high-performance and superior reliability, whatever we carry. Our people understand your needs and are committed to your success.

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In 2015, DFDS achieved a return on invested capital of 13,7%, exceeding the 10% goal.

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DFDS has a two-tier management structure with an independent Board of Directors.

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How DFDS is structured

DFDS' business structure comprises of two divisions and two corporate service functions.

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Governance and policies

Our policies for corporate governance, diversity and remuneration are continuously evaluated with due consideration to current legislation, practice and recommendations.

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Taking responsibility

DFDS aspires to act responsibly when we carry passangers and freight on our ships and provide transport and logistics solutions to manufacturers.

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DFDS is Europe's largest company combining short sea shipping and logistics. It began with a merger in 1866. Read about our exciting story, which we will celerate in 2016 on our 150th birthday.

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