DFDS Successfully Concludes Acquisition of FRS Iberia-Maroc, Strengthening Maritime Presence in the Mediterranean

DFDS Expands Maritime Reach: Completes Seamless Acquisition of FRS Iberia-Maroc, Fortifying Presence in the Mediterranean.

The HSC Tarifa Jet, a high-speed catamaran Ferry arriving at the ferry port in Tarifa, Spain from Tangier, Morocco. She was built in 1997 and is operated by Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS). Solme passengers can be seen on the decks

Copenhagen, Denmark – DFDS, the Denmark-based ferry and logistics company, has successfully completed the acquisition of FRS Iberia-Maroc following regulatory approvals. This strategic move marks a significant step forward in DFDS’s expansion strategy within the maritime sector.

The acquisition assures continuity for FRS Iberia-Maroc, which will continue its regular operations without disruption, ensuring a seamless transition for its clientele. DFDS remains committed to upholding and enhancing the quality of services provided to customers.

This strategic acquisition bolsters DFDS’s foothold in the Mediterranean region, complementing its existing routes from Turkey to Italy and France, as well as from France to Tunisia. The integration of both companies aims to extend the network and enhance the range of services available to cargo and passenger clients in the Mediterranean region.

With this expansion, DFDS incorporates a significant passenger transport operation into its network and gains access to the growing freight corridor between North Africa and Europe.

Established in the Strait of Gibraltar since 2000, FRS Iberia-Maroc stands out as the sole ferry company operating across all routes in the region, including Tarifa-Tanger Ville, Algeciras-Tanger Med, and Algeciras-Ceuta, utilizing a fleet of seven vessels. The FRS Iberia Group, with a strong focus on environmental sustainability, is a leading ferry operator for both cargo and passengers.

DFDS, on the other hand, operates a comprehensive transportation network connecting Europe, boasting annual revenues of €3.6 billion and a workforce of 13,000 full-time employees. The company facilitates the movement of goods via ferry, road, and rail, offering complementary transport and logistics solutions.

The successful acquisition aligns with DFDS’s commitment to growth and diversification, solidifying its position as a major player in the maritime industry and furthering its ability to provide efficient and sustainable transportation solutions across Europe and the Mediterranean.


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