Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced that DFDS, northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company is transferring eight ships into LR class to help further support the DFDS Seaways operational activities.

DFDS Seaways operates a network of 30 routes with 50 freight and passenger ships. DFDS Logistics provides freight and logistics services in Europe with trailers, containers, and rail.

The increase in ships classed by LR deepens and broadens the support provided by the classification market leader in the passenger ship, ro-pax and ro-ro freight ferry sectors.

LR’s Ship Emergency Response Program (SERS) has also been contracted fleet wide to provide damage stability and crisis support to DFDS, further underlining the extent of safety and operational services now available to DFDS.