DFDS lands in Ireland
European leading shortsea shipping line DFDS is continuing to develop its road haulage business. The Danish-based ferry operator has entered the Irish road transport market. This is a result of the company’s latest acquisition.
In early 2021, DFDS launched a new ferry route between mainland Europe and Ireland. It connected Dunkirk in France and Rosslare in Ireland. This year, the Denmark-based shortsea specialist has decided to go further in the Irish transport market. On Monday, 25 July 2022, it reported the acquisition of Lucey Transport Logistics, the Irish major road freight company with a well-developed transport network. By purchasing the Irish haulier, DFDS will obtain a distribution centre in Dublin, regional depots in key locations across Ireland and a fleet of 400 semi-trailers.
Moreover, DFDS expects that this deal will result in developing new and combined solutions for Irish customers. “The acquisition of Lucey Transport Logistics Ltd greatly enhances our Irish domestic offerings and complements our existing international solutions. We now offer more comprehensive supply chain solutions in the region underpinned by a network covering the entire island of Ireland,” said Niklas Andersson, executive vice president and head of the logistics division at DFDS.
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