DFDS acquires 100% of McBurney Transport Group

   December 30, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

DFDS entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of McBurney Transport Group which is headquartered in Northern Ireland.

The company is focused on moving cold chain/dry goods in trailers by road/ferry between the island of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The majority of cold chain goods are moved for food producers/retailers requiring high reliability/efficiency. Distribution, warehousing, and other logistics services are also provided.

The acquisition of McBurney Transport Group is aligned with the strategic focus of DFDS on cold chain logistics. It overlaps with the region's existing activities and offers opportunities to connect with other parts of the pan-European transport network of the company.

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According to Torben Carlsen, CEO of DFDS, the acquisition of McBurney Transport Group greatly enhanced the scope of their customer offerings on the island of Ireland and in the UK, particularly towards the resilient food sector. It also brought considerable scale to their existing operations in the region.

Norman McBurney, OBE, founder of McBurney Transport Group said that by becoming part of DFDS they gained access to new development opportunities.

"I am certain the wider market coverage, including access to DFDS’ extensive transport network, will benefit our many longstanding customers. I am confident that our many loyal and dedicated employees will be comfortable and happy after this transaction."