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Company Structure

How DFDS is structured to better serve our customers


​​How our company is structured

DFDS’ activities are structured in two commercial divisions:

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

The commercial divisions are supported by two corporate service functions:

  • People Division
  • Finance

shipping structure Ferry Division

DFDS operates one of the largest networks of ferry routes in and around Europe, including 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 overnight and day crossings.

Ferry Division is organised in five business units:

• North Sea
• Baltic Sea
• Channel
• Mediterranean
• Passenger

Key figures 2019

• Revenue: DKK 12.0 billion
• Routes: 23
• Freight lane meters: 41.3 million
• Passengers: 5.1 million

Head of Ferry Division

Peder Gellert Pedersen

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 2019

• Revenue: DKK 5.3 bn
• Sales offices/warehouses: 35/20
• Units transported: 548,300
• Tons transported: 765,700

Head of Logistics Division

Niklas Andersson

finance structure Finance

Finance – corporate services

Centralised business support services, including:
Corporate Finance
Group Accounts & Tax
Investor Relations & Corporate Planning
Legal & Insurance
DFDS’ internal Strategy & Consulting team

Head of Finance

Karina Deacon

dedicated staff 30 pixel icon People Division

People Division - 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 Division

Anne-Christine Ahrenkiel