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DFDS Group

Moving goods and people since 1866

DFDS Group

2022 Annual Report

The full annual report is now available. Read about business results and our approach to driving the ESG transformation, and find out how DFDS has adapted to the geopolitical challenges of recent years.

We keep Europe moving through a wide range of freight services from ferry transport to complex logistics solutions

  • 11,000 employees
  • DKK 17bn revenue
  • 20+ countries connected by our ferry routes and logistics solutions

DFDS has since its foundation in 1866 built a unique infrastructure of ferry routes connecting European countries with each other as well as with Türkiye. We mostly transport freight units on the routes in addition to around 5 million passengers in normal years.

We also offer logistics services rooted in the regions served by our ferry routes. They range from door-door transports of full-loads to complex solutions for major industrials.

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Purpose and strategy

We move for all to grow.

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Travel by ferry to experience Europe

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Explore our freight ferry route network 

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Go to our logistics solutions

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Latest news

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Thinking of a role in DFDS?

At DFDS we offer a range of career opportunities at all levels, on land and at sea, as well as a truly international environment. DFDS' head office is located in Copenhagen and we have offices across 20 countries.

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We aim to be climate neutral in 2050

Our climate action plan sets short-term goals for 2030 and a way to transform ourselves to become a truly sustainable company.

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We want to be a caring employer

Sustainable business is about people. We want to ensure well-being for all our employees and support their physical and mental health.

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DFDS has a two-tier management structure with an independent Board of Directors.

Frederik 1941-1976

Our history

Helping customers grow since 1866.

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Governance and policies

Our policies for corporate governance, diversity and remuneration are continuously evaluated with due consideration to current legislation, practice and recommendations.