Special cargo

What is special cargo?

Some cargo just doesn’t fit the standard container format. Due to dimensions, weight, or the nature of the goods, special cargo requires special acceptance, handling, loading, and transport procedures.

At DFDS, we can give your special cargo the care and gear it requires to arrive on time and in one piece.

ISO certification

ISO9001 logo

ISO 9001 quality management system demonstrates our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

FORS certification

FORS logo

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme drives best practice across the European freight industry in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental protection.

Modern fleet

Modern fleet

The continual investment in a range of trailers to suit customers' vastly differing requirements means that we have the right equipment to tackle the job.


Exceptional is normal

We continuously innovate and invest in modern and sustainable equipment, technology, and solutions, to give you peace of mind in changing times.

DFDS Special Cargo is an industry leader when it comes to international flatbed and abnormal load transport. We operate one of the largest specialised fleets available in mainland Europe, the UK, and Ireland.

Logistics solutions

What can we offer

Our unique network of 24 ferry routes on a fixed schedule, 55 ferries, 8 port terminals, and 9,000 trailer and container units help us deliver quality special cargo shipments and value to our customers.

Our extensive 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.

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Local special cargo expertise

DFDS’ special cargo services team has the right handling knowledge, equipment, and skills to safely ship your goods that need special transport to, from, and through destinations throughout Europe and Turkey.

We always aim to appoint someone to collect and deliver the cargo who is well-versed in the local language, legislation, and regulations.

Find us

We maintain an extensive network of multinational special transport connections from our many locations across Europe and Turkey.

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Looking to move special goods? Let us know what you need, and we will get back to you with a rate.

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