Automotive industry solutions


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Lean and agile automotive solutions

The automotive industry continues to seek leaner and more agile supply chains in order to meet the demand for shorter lead times for new cars and the ever increasing demand for after sales service support. DFDS fully understands these demands and through its dedicated Automotive industry team, provide the industry with a combination of traditional transport services and innovative, tailor made solutions based on the following foundations.

  • Asset based 3PL solutions including own vessels, trains, trailers, terminals, containers and swap bodies.
  • Comprehensive Northern European shipping and terminal network.
  • Modern ships constructed with hanging car decks.
  • Security designed trailer fleet - anti-slash curtain and box trailers equipped with on-board tracking devises.
  • High frequency - reduced lead-time - reduced inventory.
  • Port based dedicated automotive added value services.
  • Cargo care (less than 0.3% transit damage).
  • Aftersales and parts logistics services.
  • Just-in-time solutions.
  • Freight management.
  • Tailor made transport solutions for tractors, trucks, busses, chassis and construction equipment.
  • Bespoke IT solutions supporting supply chain optimisation.
  • Dedicated, professional and experienced industry teams.

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You can specify your transport needs and we will provide you with a rate, according to your cargo size, type and delivery details.

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DFDS operates one of Europe's largest integrated shipping and logistics network, aspiring at all times to provide excellent customer experiences based on innovative and cost effective solutions delivering our promises.

Supply chain solutions

Supply chain solutions

We understand how important it is for your business to be able to react swiftly to changes in market conditions and product demand. With our end-to-end supply chain management you are assured of a responsive and forward-thinking logistics partner.

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DFDS automotive supply chain solutions

Transport services

A wide variety of industries count on our comprehensive transport services, container transport and trailer options and industry specific expertise. From more than 30 international offices we offer a range of specialised equipment designed to meet particular demands, from collection to final destination.

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At DFDS we always put you first. We’re here to offer help and support. You can read our freaquantly asked questions that concern our booking systems, terms and conditions, environment, office locations and more.

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DFDS is an experienced logistics partner and understands how crucial it is for our customers to maintain supply chain visibility. That is why DFDS booking systems provide you with online access to book-and-track services and more.

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