FRS Iberia/Maroc becomes part of DFDS, a leading European ferry and logistics company

Tarifa, January 10th  2024 - DFDS, the Danish-headquartered ferry and logistics company, announces the completion of its acquisition of FRS Iberia/Maroc following confirmation from the relevant authorities, marking a significant milestone in its expansion strategy.

FRS Iberia/Maroc will continue to operate as normal, ensuring a smooth transition for customers.  

The acquisition of FRS Iberia/Maroc  strengthens the presence of DFDS in the Mediterranean, where DFDS already operates ferry routes from Türkiye to Italy and France and from France to Tunisia. The combination of DFDS and FRS Iberia/Maroc improves the network and offered services for freight customers and passengers in the Mediterranean.  

With the expansion DFDS add significant passenger activity to its network and gains access to the growing North Africa-Europe freight corridor. FRS Iberia/Maroc, established in the Strait of Gibraltar since 2000, is the only freight and passenger ferry company that operates all routes of the Strait of Gibraltar. It operates regularly on Tarifa – Tanger Ville, Algeciras – Tanger Med, and Algeciras – Ceuta. With seven vessels, the FRS Iberia Group is known as a leading, premium ferry operator for both the cargo and passenger segments with a high focus on delivering reliable service and enhancing environmental sustainability. 

"This acquisition is not only a step forward in our growth vision but also reinforces our commitment to operational excellence, innovation, and sustainability," says Ronny Moriana Glindemann, Managing Director of FRS Iberia/Maroc. 

CEO of DFDS, Torben Carlsen adds: “We are excited to start the integration of FRS Iberia/Maroc and look forward to applying our joint capabilities to grow the business while continuing to provide reliable, efficient ferry services to both passengers and freight customers” 


About DFDS 

DFDS operates a transport network bridging Europe with an annual revenue of EUR 3.6bn and 13,000 full-time employees. The company moves goods in trailers by ferry, road & rail and offers complementary and related transport and logistics solutions. DFDS also moves car and foot passengers on short sea and overnight ferry routes. DFDS was founded in 1866 and is headquartered and listed in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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