Corporate History

Flensburg-Ekensunder Dampfschiffgesellschaft Logo

1866

Foundation of the Flensburg-Ekensunder Dampfschiffgesellschaft (FEDG)

Steamship Alexandra

1908

Launching of steam ship Alexandra

Pile of white folders.

1935

Foundation of Förde-Reederei GmbH as successor of FEDG

KG Seetouristik Flag

1958

Foundation of KG Seetouristik (now Seetourisik Beteiligungs GmbH)

Wappen von Hamburg

1984

Acquisition of the Wappen von Hamburg, Germany's largest day passenger vessel

Start of Hamburg - Heligoland service

FRS World Logo

1991

Foundation of the joint venture Förde Reederei Seetouristik GmbH & Co. KG

Weisse Flotte logo

1991

Acquisition of the Weiße Flotte GmbH in Stralsund

Hanse Jet aerial view

1996

HSC Hanse Jet is put into service as the first high-speed craft vessel under German flag: The first ship worldwide to comply with the International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft (HSC Code)

Norddeutsche Binnenreederei Logo

2015

Providing solar-powered catamaran for the Volkswagen Autostadt under the flag of NDBR GmbH in Wolfsburg

SanGwann in the Caribbean

2016

Acquisition of Clipper Navigation, Inc. in Seattle (USA) and Victoria (Canada)

Start of operations on route betweeen Miami (USA) and Bimini (Bahamas) with the HSC San Gwann under the brand FRS Caribbean

Kleine Freiheit in Hamburg

2017

Start of operation of the sightseeing tour between Hamburg St. Pauli Landungsbrücken and Blankenese with MS Kleine Freiheit

Volcan Del Teide

2018

Start of the long distance connection between the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands under the brand FRS Iberia