Containers on DFDS vessel


DFDS procurement hierarchy

Group Procurement is a DFDS Group Function with its main functions based in Copenhagen (DK), and local functions in Dieppe (FR), Dunkerque (FR) and Klaipeda (LT).

Group Procurement leads negotiations and concludes procurement contracts related to goods and services covering the entire DFDS Group. We ensure specification of demand and that the required levels of environmental protection, social responsibility, supply chain security, product safety and quality are provided.

Strategic Sourcing

This is achieved by employing a category management approach. By strategically utilizing the knowledge of the market, leveraging economies of scale, driving Group synergies and ensuring effective financial and legal conditions, value is provided to the entire DFDS Group. We manage the entire strategic procurement process, and ensure a balance between the needs of our key stakeholders, while ensuring a successful sourcing process in line with our category strategies.

Read more about the scope of our procurement categories or our general sourcing process.

Operational Procurement

Furthermore, Group Procurement is responsible for the daily operations related to ensuring the supply of DFDS’ vessels, including handling supplier orders, reviewing and approving orders, deliveries and invoices.


We aim for a close cooperation and exchange of best practices with our suppliers in order to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership in relation to our procurement spend.

We are always interested in identifying new suppliers that fit our requirements. If you are interested in working with DFDS A/S, please contact us for further discussions.