FRS – Worldwide Ferry Operator

Tradition. Consistency. Innovation. Meet Fast Reliable Seaways.

The FRS 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 runs around 60 vessels worldwide. The shipping company operates numerous national and international ferry and catamaran connections and transported around 5.7 million passengers and 1.5 million vehicles in 2023. FRS is also active in the fields of offshore logistics, port management, crewing and maritime management consulting.

Latest News:

FRS to acquire French Caribbean company L'Express des Îles

FRS to Acquire French Caribbean company L'Express des Îles

The internationally renowned ferry company FRS has entered into an agreement to acquire L'Express des Îles, a leading maritime company in the Caribbean Sea. This move is part of FRS's strategic realignment, following the successful sale of FRS Iberia, with a focus on diversifying the range of offered routes.

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https://www.frs.world/news/frs-to-acquire-french-caribbean-company-lexpress-des-iles

FRS Helgoline offers additional trips with the HSC "Halunder Jet" from Brunsbüttel to Cuxhaven and Helgoland from 03.04.2024

FRS Helgoline offers additional trips with the HSC "Halunder Jet" from Brunsbüttel to Cuxhaven and Helgoland from 03.04.2024

The high-speed catamaran "Halunder Jet" will enable trips from Brunsbüttel to Cuxhaven and Helgoland starting on 03.04.2024. The Flensburg-based shipping company FRS Helgoline is expanding its range of departure points to Heligoland to include Schleswig-Holstein in addition to Hamburg and Lower Saxony. To this end, the ferry operator acquires the ferry terminal in Brunsbüttel.

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https://www.frs.world/news/frs-helgoline-offers-additional-trips-with-the-hsc-halunder-jet-from-brunsbuettel-to-cuxhaven-and-helgoland-from-03042024
Copyright: 50Hertz - M. Vogel Hydrocat 55 in the city harbor of Sassnitz

FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics introduces the first hydrogen-powered CTV "Hydrocat 55" to the German offshore market"

FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics introduces the first hydrogen-powered CTV "Hydrocat 55" to the German offshore market"

Flensburg/Sassnitz, FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics announces the deployment of the first hydrogen-powered dual-fuel Crew Transfer Vessel in Germany for 50Hertz. Following the delivery of the vessel in spring 2023, this marks the beginning of a joint operation in various wind farms in the German Baltic Sea.

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https://www.frs.world/news/frs-windcat-offshore-logistics-introduces-the-first-hydrogen-powered-ctv-hydrocat-55-to-the-german-offshore-market

 

The ferry line of the future

 

Green mobility in northern Germany

Our subsidiary FRS Elbfähre has the necessary know-how to offer an ecologically sustainable solution. Therefore, a concept paper was created in which the concept is presented in three steps.

Read the entire concept paper here (in German):

Competence

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

View from the captain's bridge to the open sea

Maritime Services

  • Organisational & Economical Management
  • Technical Management
  • Crewing
Maritime Services
Offshore Windpark

CSR Efforts

  • Emission-free & Silent
  • Low Vibrations
  • Economical
Environment

Career At FRS

  • Trust-based working hours
  • A modern working environment
  • Free rides on our ships worldwide
Jobs

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 around 61 vessels. Last year FRS carried 7.4 million passengers and 1.7 million vehicles. Extensive experience and dedication characterize our work.

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

 

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