DFDS Logistics - Scotland

DFDS Logistics Scotland offers a complete range of logistics solutions and is the largest provider of transportation services to the Scottish salmon and seafood industries.

The main warehouse facility is located in Larkhall, near Glasgow. This is supported by two satellite warehouses in Aberdeen and Boulogne Sur Mer, France providing Europe-wide distribution facilities.

Our Larkhall facility is a custom built distribution centre comprising of 5000 m² of chilled storage space, serviced by 29 loading bays. This unique facility also boasts a state of the art cold store, with a 1,600 pallet capacity. From here we make daily deliveries to all major fish markets and distribution centers across the UK and Europe.

We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by having the flexibility to offer customer focused solutions to any transportation request, whilst maintaining the highest quality service and most importantly delivering on time and at the right temperature. Our service provision is further enhanced by utilising our vehicles to offer a return load service to locations within the UK on a daily basis.

Enhanced Service - Blast Freezing

We offer our customers the facility of freezing chilled product to a temperature of -18 degrees centigrade in less than 24 hours. In addition to this we also have the capability of tempering frozen product back to a chilled temperature under controlled conditions.

Both services have been very successful and we will endeavour to continue offering our clients new and value adding services wherever possible in the future. We are committed to customer satisfaction by offering the best possible solution for their business needs, always keeping an open mind to new possibilities and innovative solutions, continuously enhancing the way we serve our clients.

Distribution in Scotland

Our Larkhall facility offers a full distribution network service for Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands providing a dedicated service to the retail and wholesale market. This is complimented by our retail trucks which offer a service for ambient, fresh, frozen and high value goods. This includes a cross docking service provided in our Larkhall depot convenient to the M74 motorway close to Glasgow.

Europe gateways

Northern Europe/Scandinavia is covered via the DFDS Seaways from Rosythe to Zeebrugge and via our shipping lanes in Newcastle and Immingham. Perishable and urgent deliveries use our driver accompanied service via Dover port to mainland Europe.

Our destinations in Italy use our rail link to our Daventry intermodal hub and Spain is serviced by a weekly container ship from Greenock to Bilbao.

Services in Scotland

  • UK & European distribution
  • Dedicated full load and groupage services
  • Temperature controlled warehousing (chilled or frozen goods)
  • Blast freezing
Scotland to: Ambient Temperature controlled
Full loads Part loads Full loads Part loads
Austria Yes - Yes Yes
Belgium Yes - Yes Yes
Eastern Europe Yes - Yes Yes
France Yes - Yes Yes
Germany Yes - Yes Yes
Holland Yes - Yes Yes
Ireland Yes - Yes Yes
Italy Yes - Yes Yes
Portugal Yes - Yes Yes
Luxembourg Yes - Yes Yes
Scotland Yes - Yes Yes
Spain Yes - Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes - Yes Yes
England Yes - Yes Yes

Facilities & Value Added Services

  • Specialists in seafood distribution
  • Blast freezing and tempering
  • Reefer warehousing: 5000 sq metres, serviced by 29 loading bays.
  • Frozen store: 1600 pallet frozen store, serviced by 4 loading bays.
  • Environmentally friendly re-useable boxes for seafood
  • Fleet of 13.6m temperature controlled trailers, including multi temperature compartments with track and trace functionality
  • Business to Business connectivity