Port-to-port freight shipping

Elevating your cargo with world-class freight shipping services

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International Freight Shipping with DFDS

If you are looking for a freight shipping company that can handle all types of cargo, regardless of their volume or weight, then you came to the right place. At DFDS we consider freight shipping to be the best shipping method for big and heavy cargo.

Shipping oversized cargo doesn’t need to be such a difficult task for your business. We offer flexible freight shipping options and container routes in the UK and across Europe. The frequency of our schedules makes it possible for you or your cargo to reach the destination without any compromise.

Vessel handling

Our routes and schedules

DFDS has one of the largest freight shipping networks in Europe. Whether you're in FMCG & retail, automotive or any other industry, you can count on DFDS’s freight forwarding and logistics solutions. Our routes and schedules are designed with one goal in mind: to keep your supply chain humming along smoothly. We offer container vessel options in Continental Europe-Ireland, Norway Rotterdam, Spain-UK-Ireland and Ro-Ro, Ro-Pax options in the following areas:

  • Baltic Sea

  • Mediterranean

  • North Sea

  • Cross-Channel

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What is ETS?

The Emissions Trading System (ETS) aims to create a financial incentive for shipping companies to reduce their GHG Emissions in accordance with EU’s aim of being climate neutral by 2050 – an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. As with past regulations, we will introduce a surcharge to the market, to cover the increased costs implemented by the EU. Customers will therefore be subject to a standalone surcharge from January 1st, 2024.

The EU Emissions Trading System from 2024

Terminal Services

Terminal services are essential for the smooth operation of supply chains, because they help facilitate the movement, handling, and management of freight and cargo from the pickup point to the destination. DFDS has eight strategically positioned terminals across Europe that offer vessel and cargo handling. Some of the terminal services that DFDS provides are:

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Cross the Channel with the DFDS Spot online ticket

  • No account needed

  • Pay by credit/debit card

  • Easy online booking

  • Book on any device - simply book, pay, go


Get easy customs clearance and keep your business moving

Taking care of customs doesn't need to be complicated. Choose an expert partner and simplify your customs processes with no-hassle solutions that suit your needs.

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