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Rotterdam - Felixstowe freight shipping


Reefer trailer

Hazardous cargo


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Rotterdam to Felixstowe

Download schedule
Sailing time: approx. 7.5 hours


Monday 15:30
Monday 22:00
Tuesday 08:15
Tuesday 15:30
Tuesday 22:00
Wednesday 08:15
Wednesday 15:30
Wednesday 22:00​
Thursday 08:15
Thursday 15:30​
Thursday 22:00​
Friday 08:15
Friday 15:30​
Friday 22:00​
Saturday 15:30
Sunday 13:00​


Monday 22:00
Tuesday 04:00
Tuesday 14:45
Tuesday 22:00
Wednesday 04:00
Wednesday 14:45
Wednesday 22:00
Thursday 04:00
Thursday 14:45
Thursday 22:00
Friday 04:00
Friday 14:45
Friday 22:00
Saturday 04:00
Saturday 22:00
Sunday 21:30

Cut-off times

Self-drives: 1 hour before departure

Trailers: 1 hour before departure

Hazardous units: 2 hours before departure

New customer?

Specify your transport needs and we will get back to you with a quote.

Book and track

Our intuitive online booking system works on any device, so you can book, update and track shipments at your convenience.

Our services

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DFDS app: follow your bookings

Are you a freight driver? Use the app to check our timetables, book tickets, and stay informed about your cargo’s journey. Keep your waiting time at the terminal to a minimum and get push notifications about delays, cancellations or reminders about departures.

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Where are your goods coming from and going?

Are you an importer? Exporter? Based in the EU? In the UK? You always need to make sure that you have an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number (EORI) number. You also have to submit customs documents before arriving at the port. Find out what else you need to do with our tailored checklists for EU- and UK-based customers.

Priority Discharge Service

Efficient use of your equipment remains key in our fast-paced, competitive logistics world. Our 30 min Priority Discharge Service allows availability of your trailer within the first 30 mins of vessel arrival on the Rotterdam/Felixstowe route. This service secures optimal flexibility for late drop-off and early pick-up of trailers having extraordinary time-sensitive requirements.

This service provides benefits by:

  • Being amongst the first units discharged, allowing the immediate pick up of time-sensitive trailers (e.g. temperature-controlled, timed deliveries etc).
  • Efficiently using your fleet’s available driving hours, by reducing terminal waiting time to a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • Increasing fleet efficiency and flexibility, allowing trailers to be returned in time for the same evening departure.

The service offers a limited capacity of trailers which may vary on individual vessels and departures, applying a surcharge per trailer of €34.

Terms & Conditions apply. Read the Terms & Conditions

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Service charges

MGO BAF charges

November 2023
3.74 €/Lmn
3.24 £/Lmn

December 2023
3.11 €/Lmn
2.71 £/Lmn

What is MGO BAF?

The Marine Gas Oil Bunker Adjustment Factor compensates for fluctuations in the price of a ship’s fuel.

Read about BAF policy >

What is ETS?

The Emissions Trading System (ETS) aims to create a financial incentive for shipping companies to reduce their GHG Emissions.

Read about ETS >

Freight surcharges

Additional charges apply on our Rotterdam-Immingham/Felixstowe and Amsterdam-Newcastle routes.

For more information, please consult the link below.

Hazardous and abnormal loads

Pictogram with a black flame on a red background, representing GHS hazard 2.1, flammable gasses

Flammable gases 2

Pictogram with a black flame on a red background, representing GHS hazard Division 3, flammable liquids

Flammable liquids 3

GHS hazard pictogram showing division 4 (flammable solids)

Flammable solids 4

Pictogram representing GHS hazard Division 5.1, oxidizing substances

Oxidizing substances 5.1

Pictogram with a skull symbol representing GHS hazard Division 6.1, toxic substances

Toxic substances 6

Pictogram representing GHS hazard class 8, corrosive substances

Corrosive substances 8

Pictogram with a black lines on a white background, representing GHS hazard class 9, miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles

Miscellaneous dangerous substances 9

Abnormal Loads

Acceptance of abnormal loads is assessed on a case by case basis due to axle weight/number of axles.

Guidelines for used machinery

Special guidelines apply for transportation of used machinery. Check the document below for further information.

Frequently asked questions

Visit our support pages for additional information about surcharges, terms & conditions, hazardous goods, DFDS' environmental impact, booking systems and more.

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New customer?

Specify your transport needs and we will get back to you with a quote.