Published on : Monday, June 11, 2018
To drive continued growth in both trade and travel the ferry operator DFDS has acquired the Turkish shipping company U.N. Ro-Ro. It has also unveiled its substantial ship investment programme after a successful first quarter in 2018.
Niels Smedegaard, president of DFDS was pleased to announce the completion of the deal and that U.N. Ro-Ro and its strong Mediterranean shipping network became partners of DFDS.
Smedegaard stated that the EU and Turkey trade were booming and the future seaborne transportation was encouraging which bypasses border controls and road congestion in several countries.
Customers will get unique service through the partnership, also DFDS is strongly connected in the Northern Europe.
There are five freight ferry routes which U.N. Ro-Ro operates , it connects Turkey with Trieste in Italy and Toulon in France. There are 12 freight ferries and its own port terminals in Istanbul and Trieste.
The company also offers an intermodal solutions to and from other European markets in Europe boasting of an annual revenue of €240 million and more than 500 employees.
There will also be fleet renewal programme with seven ships on order and the programme started last year with the delivery from Flensburg shipyard in Germany for services Rotterdam and the UK.