DFDS (Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selkskab) is a Danish shipping company founded in 1866 following the merger of the three major Danish shipping companies. DFDS contributed to the industrial growth of Denmark by allowing the development of trade with neighbouring countries.


The company has a wide network of routes out of the major ports of Northern Europe (Scandinavia and Lithuania), Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Northern Ireland and France. DFDS owns several companies under its DFDS Seaways name and is constantly expanding its fleet. DFDS now has a large fleet of 55 vessels including 17 ferries.


The ferry connections between England and France operated by DFDS:


Dover – Calais (in partnership with LD Lines)
Dover – Dunkirk

Newhaven – Dieppe

Portsmouth – Le Havre