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Norfolkline

Norfolkline
Company nameNorfolkline
Company typePrivate
IndustryTransport
FateIntegrated into DFDS Seaways
Founded1961
Defunct2010
HeadquartersScheveningen
Area servedIrish Sea
English Channel
North Sea
Key peopleThomas Woldbye MD & CEO
ServicesPassenger transportation
Freight transportation
Revenue1 billion + EUR (2007)
Employees2,200 (2008)

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Norfolkline was a European ferry operator and logistics company owned by DFDS. It provided freight ferry services on the English channel, Irish Sea, and the North Sea; and passenger ferry services on the English channel and Irish Sea; and logistics services across Europe. Norfolkline employed more than 2,200 employees in 13 countries across Europe, operating out of 35 different locations.

Norfolkline operated 18 vessels and over 550 refrigerated trailers (including 200 with dual compartment units), 1,750 dry-cargo trailers, and 1,150 swap-body trailers for intermodal freight transport. In 2006 more than 1.5 million passengers used Norfolkline's ferry services across the English channel between Dover and Dunkerque and on the Irish Sea (between Liverpool and Belfast & Liverpool and Dublin) and over 1.2 million freight movements were completed.

In July 2010, DFDS acquired Norfolkline; The Norfolkline routes and vessels were integrated into DFDS Seaways.


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