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DFDS acquires Ireland’s Lucey Transport Logistics

[ July 27, 2022   //   ]

DFDS has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the capital of Dublin-based Lucey Transport Logistics.

DFDS will operate Lucey’s distribution centre in Dublin and regional depots across Ireland. It will also will take over Lucey Transport Logistics’s trucking operations and its  400 trailers.

The transaction is subject to competition clearance.

The Danish shipping and logistics operator said it would benefit from Lucey’s Irish transport and logistics network and strengthen its offering in the region. DFDS says it is continuing to invest in the Irish market following its opening of a freight ferry route between Rosslare and Dunkirk in early 2021.

It would combine Lucey’s domestic offering with its European route network, offering the Irish company’s customers from the FMCG and packaging sectors access to international transport services.

DFDS executive vice president and head of logistics division, Niklas Andersson said: “The acquisition of Lucey Transport Logistics greatly enhances our Irish domestic offerings and complements our existing international solutions. We now offer more comprehensive supply chain solutions in the region underpinned by a network covering the entire island of Ireland.”

Lucey chief executive, Kevin Lucey, added:  “We are delighted DFDS recognises that Lucey transport Logistics is a highly successful business and a leading provider of logistics services on the Island of Ireland. We are proud of the company’s great family history and our loyal customers and dedicated employees. It gives me great satisfaction to know DFDS will continue to grow and expand the business, providing exciting opportunities for our colleagues, in one of the largest logistics companies in Northern Europe.”