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Shipping Division

The Shipping Division operates the DFDS route network, divided into five business areas: North Sea, Baltic Sea, Channel, Passenger and France & Mediterranean.

You can also learn more about the activities of the Shipping Division by visiting these sites.

DFDS Seaways - Freight DFDS Seaways - Passenger



Division management

Head of Division:

Peder Gellert Pedersen

Business Area Heads:

Kell Robdrup, South
Morgan Olausson, North
Peder Gellert Pedersen, Channel
Peder Gellert Pedersen, France & Mediterranean
Brian Thorsted Hansen, Passenger
Anders Refsgaard, Baltic Sea 

The above  structure of business areas has been introduced in June 2013. The below overview shows the 2015 situation.



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DFDS Seaways - Shipping Division Overview

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North Sea

Baltic Sea

Channel

 

France & Mediter-ranean

 

Passenger

Share of Shipping Division revenue, 2015*

37% 14% 20% 6% 19%

Routes

  • Gothenburg-Brevik- Immingham
  • Gothenburg-Brevik-Ghent
  • Esbjerg-Immingham  
  • Cuxhaven-Immingham
  • Vlaardingen-Felixstowe
  • Vlaardingen-Immingham
  • Rosyth-Zeebrugge
  • Fredericia-Copenhagen-Klaipeda
  • Karlshamn-Klaipeda
  • Kiel-Klaipeda 
  • Kapellskär-
    Paldiski
  • Kiel-St. Petersburg-Ust Luga
  • Dover-Dunkirk 
  • Dover-Calais
  • Marseille-Tunis
  • Newhaven-Dieppe
  • Copenhagen-Oslo
  • Amsterdam-Newcastle


Ships (continuing routes)
  • 17 ro-ro ships
  • 2 ro-ro ships
  • 5 ro-pax ships
  • 3 short sea ferries
  • 2 ro-pax ships
  • 1 ro-ro ship
  • 2 ro-pax ships
  • 4 passenger ships
Port terminals
  • Esbjerg
  • Ghent
  • Gothenburg (joint venture)
  • Immingham
  • Vlaardingen


  • Dunkirk


 

  • Copenhagen
Main customer segments
  • Forwarders & hauliers
  • Manufacturers of heavy industrial goods (automotive, forest and paper products, metals, chemicals)
  • RDF (refuse derived fuel)
  • Forwarders & hauliers
  • Manufacturers of heavy industrial goods (automotive, forest products, metals)
  • Forwarders & hauliers
  • Car passengers
  • Coach operators
  • Forwarders & hauliers
  • Car passengers
  • Coach operators
  • Mini Cruise passengers
  • Car passengers
  • Business conferences
  • Forwarders & hauliers
Main market areas
  • Benelux
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • UK
  • Baltic States
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Continental Europe
  • UK
  • Continental Europe
  • Tunisia
  • UK
  • Benelux
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Overseas markets
  • UK
Main competitors
  • Cobelfret
  • P&O Ferries
  • Container, road and rail transport
  • Stena Line
  • SOL
  • Road and rail transport
  • Stena Line
  • Tallink Silja
  • Transrussia Express (Finnlines)
  • Transfennica
  • Brittany Ferries
  • Eurotunnel 
  • P&O Ferries
  • Brittany Ferries
  • CMA-CGM
  • Cotunav
  • SNCM
  • Airlines and road transport
  • Color Line
  • P&O Ferries
  • Stena Line

*As Non-allocated items are not included in the overview, the shares do not add up to 100%


Read more about the Shipping Division, including financials, in the Division’s report in the Annual Report for 2015.