Transportation Services

Revolutionizing transport logistics since 1866

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Transport solutions for the entire supply chain

We are proactive and dedicated specialists in supply chain solutions and serve a range of different industries and companies. As demand and markets fluctuate, we provide the flexible services you rely on. In addition to fully integrated supply chain solutions, DFDS offers third and fourth party contract management, all backed up by our European network of strategically placed terminals and hubs.

At DFDS, we also offer cold chain logistics solutions for your perishable goods. Our services consists in transportation services and storage, for any food that requires temperature regulation: seafood as well as wholesale foods like frozen herbs, frozen vegetables, and chilled oils.

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FCL & FTL Shipping

If you are transporting full loads or large volumes of cargo, then you need a full container load (FCL) or a full trailer load (FTL). At DFDS, we know that delivering relevant and cost-effective transportation relies on the willingness to continuously invest in state-of-the-art logistics equipment built to handle large volumes of cargo. We offer environmentally friendly solutions and constantly invest in emission-reducing technology. 95% of all DFDS trucks are Euro 5 or 6 and our reefer containers use carbon dioxide which helps reduce the global warming impact of the cooling systems to half.

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LTL & LCL Shipping

At DFDS, we own our assets – from terminals to vessels and trucks. Thanks to economies of scale and the ability to consolidate cargo, DFDS will keep the supply chain moving, regardless of the types of transport. Whether you have a less than trailer load aka groupage transport (LTL) or a less than container load (LCL), our specialized equipment ensures that your cargo will arrive in pristine condition, every time. Our part loads transport services are perfect if you want your items to be handled carefully and professionally by the end customer.

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Special Cargo

Our extensive special cargo fleet includes extendable flatbed trailers, low loaders, extendable and regular semi low loaders, concrete carriers, escort vehicles, mega and standard flatbed trailers, as well as Kuip trailers. DFDS Special Cargo is at the forefront of international flatbed and abnormal load transport and operates one of the largest specialized fleets available in mainland Europe, the UK, and Ireland.

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Multimodal transport

We have 8 strategically placed terminals all over Europe and operate 24 ferry routes on a fixed schedule, with modern and purpose-built vessels perfect for maritime transport. Unlike other UK transport companies, DFDS always offers close to high-frequency rail freight services and a high-capacity network. No matter the combination, our multimodal transport is fast, seamless, and environmentally sustainable.

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Transport services for valuable and vulnerable cargo

With DFDS, you can get premium services with guaranteed delivery times. There is peace of mind in knowing exactly when your goods will be picked up and dropped off. When you have particularly valuable and vulnerable cargo, you can choose a first-class or high-security delivery option. That means that whatever your transport logistics challenge, whatever the context and whatever the time frame.

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Get in touch to learn more about how using DFDS’s transport services can help your business become leaner, more efficient, and more cost-effective.

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