FRS - Worldwide Ferry Operator

Tradition. Consistency. Innovation. Meet Fast Reliable Seaways

The Förde Reederei Seetouristik GmbH & Co. KG (FRS) can look back on a shipping history of more than 150 years. Since then, FRS has developed from a regional passenger shipping company to an internationally active group of companies and is today one of the leading specialists in the field of ferry shipping in Europe. FRS operates 59 vessels and has more than 2,000 employees worldwide. FRS operates numerous national and international ferry and catamaran connections and transports around 7.9 million passengers and 2.1 million vehicles per year. FRS is also active in the fields of offshore logistics, port management, crewing and maritime management consulting.

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Sylt ferry Tresfjord

The Syltferry introduces a second ferry

With LNG environmentally friendly between Sylt an Rømø
Flensburg, 24. July 2019 • The Flensburg shipping group FRS, to which the Rømø-Sylt Linie belongs, buys another car ferry for your connection to Sylt. The shipping company is thus expanding its capacity on the route Havneby-List by more than 150%. In November 2019 the ferry "Tresfjord" will start operations as the second Sylt ferry.

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FRS provides high-quality consulting and maritime services, drawing on its unmatched experience and vast maritime knowledge. Solutions developed by FRS are tailor-made for every single client. FRS offers comprehensive consultancy services for all aspects of maritime projects.

View from the captain's bridge to the open sea

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Organisational & Economical Management,

Technical Management, Crewing

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FRS - world leading international ferry specialist

The roots of FRS go back to 1866, when the first steam ship passenger service on the Flensburg Fjord started under  the  flag  of  the  company  "Flensburg-Ekensunder  Dampfschiffsgesellschaft"  (FEDG).  In  1935  "Förde Reederei  GmbH"  was  founded  by  about  100  merchants  from  Flensburg  in  Northern  Germany  to  supersede the promising business of FEDG in an emerging market.

The FRS has grown from a regional steamboat shipping company to an international successfully operating shipping company, operating 58 vessels and employing more than 2.000 employees. In recent years FRS carried 7.9 million passengers and 2.1 million vehicles anually. Extensive experience and dedication characterize our work.

With our subsidiaries, we are active in Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East.

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