Together with DFDS, Norske Porter started looking into a more sustainable transport option. They investigated the possibility of moving goods volumes from road to sea, and DFDS suggested a short sea logistics set-up. Today, DFDS collects Norske Porter’s goods in trailers and ships them on vessels from Ghent to Brevik for further delivery into Larvik. This allows Norske Porter to secure both lead times into Norway, avoiding irregular goods flows, and guaranteeing a consistent delivery with scheduled vessels.
DFDS’ customer service provides one single point of contact for planning Norske Porter’s goods. The local presence of DFDS’ office in Ghent provides smooth communication with a short response time at the loading site.
Making the transition to short sea transport allowed Norske Porter to circumvent the capacity imbalance, driver shortage and the high freight rates of road transport. Today, they not only see great economic benefits but have also managed to decrease their CO2 emissions.