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DFDS Completes Acquisition of Turkey’s UN Ro-Ro

DFDS completes acquisition of Turkey’s UN Ro-Ro

DFDS Completes Acquisition of Turkey’s UN Ro-RoSource: Adriaports

Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) June 9, 2018 – Danish company DFDS has completed the acquisition of the Turkish shipping company UN Ro-Ro, obtaining the approval of the relevant authorities.

In April 2018, it was announced that Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS had acquired Turkey’s U.N. Ro-Ro İşletmeleri A.Ş., an operator of Ro-Ro freight ships which will be a major player in the strong and continuously growing trade between the EU and Turkey.

DFDS will acquire 98.8 % of the shares in the shipping company U.N. Ro-Ro from Turkish private equity companies Actera and Esas for €950 million. U.N. Ro-Ro is Turkey’s largest operator of Ro-Ro freight ships. The Turkish shipper employs 500 people.

U.N. Ro-Ro operates five major routes between Turkey and the EU, connecting the Turkish ports of Pendik, Ambarli and Mersin with Trieste and Bari in Italy, Toulon in France and Patras in Greece. The company operates and owns a fleet of 12 large Ro-Ro ships and operates port terminals in Pendik, Istanbul, and Trieste in Italy. In cooperation with rail operators, U.N. Ro-Ro also offers intermodal transport between key EU markets and the ports.

Source: DFDS

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