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Company Structure

How DFDS is structured to better serve our customers

Infographic showing how DFDS is structured

​​How our company is structured

DFDS’ activities are structured in two commercial divisions:

  • The Shipping Division moves freight and passengers on ferry routes in Europe.
  • The Logistics Division provides transport and logistics solutions for a wide range of businesses.

The commercial divisions are supported by two corporate service functions:

  • The People & ships
  • Finance

shiping structure Shipping Division

DFDS Shipping operates one of the largest networks of ferry routes in Northern Europe, including our own terminals in key locations.

All routes operate on fixed schedules and are strategically located to provide freight services to forwarders, hauliers and manufacturers of heavy goods.

Passenger services include short overnight crossings.

The Shipping Division is organized in five business units:

  • North Sea
  • Baltic Sea
  • Channel
  • France and Mediterranean
  • Passenger

Key figures 2017

  • Revenue: DKK 9.9 bn
  • Routes: 19
  • Freight lane meters: 37.8 milion
  • Passengers: 5.3 milion

Head of Shipping Division

Head of division: Peder Gellert

logistics structure Logistics Division

Provides European door-door transport solutions to manufacturers of consumer and industrial goods.

The main activity is full-and part-load solutions, ambient and temperature-controlled. Logistics solutions are developed in partnership with retailers and producers, including warehousing services and just-in-time concepts.

Solutions are supported by a European network of road, rail and container carriers and DFDS' ferry routes.

Key figures 2017

  • Revenue: DKK 5.2 bn
  • Sales offices/warehouses: 31/18
  • Units transported, '000: 548.5
  • Tons transported, '000: 400.4

Head of Logistics Division

Head of division: Eddie Green

people structure People & Ships

People & Ships - corporate services

Centralised business support services focused on optimisation of ship operations and maintenance of ships.

HR activities comprise crewing for ships and recruitment of office staff as well as training and development.

Environmental and social responsibility initiatives and cooperation with public institutions.

Head of People & Ships

Exe. Vice President: Henrik Holck

finance structure Finance

Finance – corporate services

Centralised business support services, including IT, Digital, Procurement, Corporate Finance and Accounts. The latter also operates a shared finance service centre in Poland.

Head of Finance

Exe. Vice President: Torben Carlsen

Graph 80% freight, transport, and logistics, 20% passengers

80% freight, 20% passengers

Across divisions and business units, freight services generate around 80% of DFDS' total revenue and passenger services generate around 20%

  • Freight shipping services are provided on all routes in the DFDS ferry network. Just over half of the routes carry only freight.
  • Transport and logistics solutions are mainly full and part loads as well as contract logistics.
  • Passenger services are provided on just under half of the routes in DFDS' ferry network.