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DFDS slims down in Italy

[ March 6, 2018   //   ]

DFDS’ Italian activities are to be restructured following unsatisfactory results, said the Danish-owned forwarder and logistics company.

Much of its business are rail services between Italy and the UK, Sweden and Denmark/ which will either be offered by other operators or cease by 1 April.

Warehousing and distribution operations at Fagnano, north of Milan, will likewise cease from the same date.

Rail solutions between Italy and Benelux, Ireland and Norway will continue and be managed from offices in Oslo and Rotterdam. Likewise, DFDS Lilla Edet (formerly Italcargo) will continue to provide road services between Sweden and Italy. ​

The restructure is expected to reduce the revenue of DFDS’s Italian logistics activities in 2018 by around DKK 225m compared to 2017 and 34 employees in Italy, Sweden, UK and Denmark are affected.