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About DFDS

DFDS is northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company.

DFDS Seaways operates a network of 30 routes with 50 freight and passenger ships and  provides freight and logistics services  in Europe with trailers, containers, and rail.

DFDS has 6,000 employees in 20 countries, and revenue is about DKK 12 billion. The company was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

DFDS - one of Northern Europe's leading transportation networks

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The DFDS Board of DirectorsDFDS is organised with a two-tier management structure with a Board of Directors elected
by the General Meeting.

The DFDS Executive ManagementThe Executive Management team is appointed by the Board of Directors and comprises the CEO and CFO of DFDS, the heads of DFDS' Shipping and Logistics divisions and the EVP for People & Ships.

DFDS’ corporate governance follows in all material respects NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen’s recommendations for good corporate governance.

DFDS is responsible for many employees, their working conditions, their safety and their health at work. We help to safeguard the infrastructure and supply of goods. 

DFDS operates the widest and most reliable integrated shipping and logistics network in Europe and our customers value the easy access and positive experience.

The organisational structure of DFDSDFDS’ business structure is comprised of two divisions, a shipping division and a logistics division. Each is divided by a number of specific business areas.

The history of DFDS - from 1866 to todayDFDS was founded in 1866, when C. F. Tietgen merged the three biggest Danish steamship companies of the day.

DFDS logo & branding through the yearsDFDS stems from the original name of the company: Det Forenede Dampskibs- Selskab (The United Steamship Company), and in 1971 the legal name was changed to DFDS.