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Automotive Logistics Solutions

Automotive Logistics Solutions

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Leaner and more agile supply chain solutions
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Shorter lead times for new vehicles
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Best in class service with less 0.3% damage rate
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Dedicated after-sales service support

Dedicated after-sales service support

In DFDS, we provide you with both inbound and outbound automotive logistics solutions. Whether it’s shipping automotive parts to the factory or transporting vehicles to the dealership, we've got you covered.

Our just-in-time delivery promise ensures that automotive parts arrive in the right sequence for the assembly line in your factory.

Your auto cargo in experienced hands

DFDS' team of automotive industry experts listens to and understands your auto logistics needs and demands. We can easily adapt to your context and requirements, offering everything from traditional transport services to innovative and tailor-made automotive supply chain logistics solutions.

Our expertise, infrastructure, and attention to detail ensure that your cargo is always in the right place at the right time.

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Our automotive network

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

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Equipment designed for your needs

We offer tailor-made automotive transport solutions for tractors, trucks, busses, chassis, and construction equipment.

Benefit from our asset-based 3PL solutions, including own vessels, trains, trailers, terminals, containers, and swap bodies.

We have modern vessels with hanging car decks.

Our box trailers all use digital on-board tracking for added security (TAPA certified).

Our pre-inspection delivery (PDI) facilities help your automotive cargo leave the terminal in the best condition.

We have designed trailer fleets with anti-slash curtains.

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Digital tools to optimise your business​​

A dedicated DFDS Control Tower can manage the entire process, end-to-end. 

Your automotive cargo is 100% traceable in real-time. 

We deliver streamlined IT solutions for quicker automotive cargo processing when it reaches its destination terminal. 

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 automotive logistics bookings quickly and easily.

Use the Online Warehouse Management System (WMS) Empirika, including EDI, to keep tabs on automotive stock and movements.

Modern tracking allows both the unit and the trailer to be independently tracked. Trailer temperatures can be viewed live or can be produced as a historical record for audits.