DFDS buying Shetland Transport

DFDS buying Shetland Transport

Shipping and logistics group DFDS is buying Lerwick-based Shetland Transport. Shetland Transport has a fleet of 128 trailers and 28 tractors.

Its primary business is transporting fresh fish from the Shetland and Orkney islands via Aberdeen to the mainland UK. But on the return journey, the trucks carry products for retail stores and “almost anything required by the island communities”.

The company also operates a warehouse and a workshop in Lerwick as well as distribution centres in Aberdeen and Coatbridge.

“I welcome the 55 staff of Shetland Transport to DFDS, and I am confident that together we will be able to enhance the service of our many customers and be able to offer an even more complete service,” said Eddie Green, Executive Vice President at DFDS.

“I am also very pleased that Hamish Balfour has agreed to continue as Managing Director of Shetland Transport. No-one knows the needs of Shetland Transport’s customers better than he does,” adds Eddie Green.

Shetland Transport will change its name to DFDS, and will be part of the DFDS Group’s Logistics Division, which offers logistics services throughout the UK, Ireland and the European Continent. In Scotland, DFDS offers transport and logistics services, including warehousing and distribution in Larkhall, Aberdeen, Bellshill, Fort William and Greenock.

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