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Dedicated steel terminal and cross-docking facilities
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Special equipment handling coil, plate, billets, and much more
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Added value services such as freight management
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Innovative mega cassette and equipment solutions
Steel coils lined up at a DFDS logistics warehouse

Cost-effective delivery

DFDS recognises 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.

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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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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 optimising 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 optimise your business​​

  • A dedicated DFDS Control Tower can manage the entire process end-to-end.
  • Your cargo will be 100% traceable in real-time.
  • We deliver streamlined IT solutions for quicker 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 bookings quickly and easily.
  • Use the new Online Warehouse Management System (WMS) Empirika, including EDI to keep tabs on 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 an historical record to satisfy audits.