How DFDS is structured to better serve our customers
DFDS’ activities are structured in two commercial divisions:
The commercial divisions are supported by two corporate service functions:
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:
Key figures 2017
Head of Shipping Division
Head of division: Peder Gellert
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
Head of Logistics Division
Head of division: Eddie Green
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 – 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
Across divisions and business units, freight services generate around 80% of DFDS' total revenue and passenger services generate around 20%
Our policies for corporate governance, diversity and remuneration are continuously evaluated with due consideration to current legislation, practice and recommendations.
Our story begins in 1866, when C.F. Tietgen merged four Danish steamship companies of the day. Since then, DFDS has developed into a major European shipping and logistics company.