Carrying steel coil


We provide logistics and supply chain solutions for the metal industry in Europe. Enjoy the benefits of a dedicated industry expert team, specialized equipment, high-frequency shipping schedules and digital technology to support your business.

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Our network -
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With a fleet of Ro-Ro, Ro-Pax, container vessels and logistics routes across Europe, DFDS provides access for the metal industry to one of Europe’s most comprehensive freight shipping and logistics networks.

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  • Dedicated steel terminal and cross docking facilities
  • Special equipment handling coil plate, billets and much more
  • Added value services such as freight management
  • Innovative mega cassette and equipment solutions


“The service, flexibility and reliability of the solution provided has been proven over the past years and allows us to quickly react on any changes within our Supply Chain. DFDS has shown great commitment to our business, assisting us in the normal day to day business, as well as dealing with our peak deliveries."

Ronald van Dodewaard,
SCM Transport Manager for Europe in Outokumpu

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Cost-effective delivery

DFDS recognizes the service demands of the metals industry where manufacturers and traders alike require efficient, reliable and cost-effective supply chains enabling their wide range of products to reach their markets on time and in perfect condition.


Expertise in shipping metals

The transportation of steel is a challenge for many transport companies and our dedicated metal team will always offer the services that fit your needs. To provide companies in the steel industry with a solution, DFDS has invested heavily in out-of-bulk equipment on trailers and in ports. This enables DFDS to quickly and reliably ship large volumes of steel across Europe.

In 2016, DFDS handled 125 000 tonnes of steel for ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer, resulting in an unparalleled damage rate of only 0.008%.

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Mega cassettes for metal industry

Equipment designed for your needs

  • Asset-based 3PL solutions including own vessels, trains, trailers, terminals, containers and swap bodies.
  • Modern fleet of vessels consisting of Ro-Ro, sideport and container vessels.
  • Innovative mega cassette and equipment solutions optimizing payload and cargo care.
  • Dedicated steel terminal, cross-docking and warehouse facilities.
  • Special equipment handling coil plate, billets, slabs, pipes, tubes, bar and rod.
  • Rail and road distribution services and multimodal solutions.


​​Digital tools to optimize your business​​

  • We offer EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) solutions to increase efficiency in data management.
  • Our user-friendly booking systems My DFDS Logistics and My DFDS Freight will help you to create, edit and track your bookings quickly and easily.​


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You can specify your transport needs and we will provide you with a rate, according to your cargo size, type and delivery details.

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Customer service

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