Volvo has signed a deal with DFDS on the movement of cargo on three DFDS routes: Gothenburg – Immingham and Gothenburg – Tilbury, and Gothenburg – Ghent.
As a result of the agreement, said DFDS, volumes would increase to 160,000 units and annual revenue would be about 55m euros.
DFDS will continue to be solely responsible for the logistics of Volvo Group Logistics Services and Volvo Car Corporation between the production facilities in Gothenburg and Ghent. This includes shipment and handling of vehicle parts, new cars, trucks, buses, heavy construction equipment, production materials and packaging.
DFDS also transports automotive cargo for Jaguar/ Land Rover, which is a client of Volvo Group Logistics Services.
The contracts with Volvo Group Logistics Services commence on 1 July 2012 whereas the contracts with Volvo Car Corporation will come into force on 1 August 2012. The contracts run until 1 January 2015.
In addition, DFDS carries volumes on behalf of Volvo Group Logistics Services on routes in the Baltic Sea.