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Managing supply of parts from Germany to production line in Sunderland, UK
DFDS has entered into an agreement with Nissan to provide logistics services for the production of a new car, the INFINITI Q30. Services will start in November 2015. DFDS will manage the supply of parts from a number of suppliers in Germany to Nissan’s production line in Sunderland, UK. On a daily basis, around 40 trailers will be delivered to the production site each within a 30-minute window.
The new contract is expected to generate revenues in excess DKK75.0 million (approximately €10.0 million) on a full-year basis. DFDS expects to invest around DKK40.0 million (around €5.4 million) in equipment to facilitate the contract.
A Nissan control tower will be set up in DFDS’ Hamburg office to plan and control the flows. As part of the agreement, more than 300 mega trailers will be purchased with special security and safety specifications and with a GPS tracking system.
The trailer flows of the agreement will be carried on DFDS’ Cuxhaven-Immingham and Vlaardingen-Immingham routes, including port terminal services.