Corporate History

Flensburg-Ekensunder Dampfschiffgesellschaft Logo

1866

Foundation of the ''Flensburg-Ekensunder Dampfschiffgesellschaft'' (FEDG)

Steamship Alexandra

1908

Launching of steam ship ''Alexandra''

White space-filler

1935

Foundation of ''Förde-Reederei GmbH'' as successor of FEDG

KG Seetouristik Flag

1958

Foundation of ''KG Seetouristik'' (now ''Seetourisik Beteiligungs GmbH'')

Syltfaehre logo

1979

Acquisition of Rømø-Sylt Linie by ''Förde-Reederei GmbH''

Wappen von Hamburg

1984

Acquisition of ''Wappen von Hamburg'', Germany's largest day-pax-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'', Stralsund

Hanse Jet aerial view

1996

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

Sylt ferry

1998

Integration of the'' Rømø-Sylt Linie  GmbH & Co. KG'' and ''FRS Helgoline GmbH & Co. KG'' into the FRS Group

FRS Iberia Logo

2000

Foundation of ''FRS Iberia S.L.U.'', Spain and ''FRS Maroc S.A.R.L.A.U.'', Morocco
 

National Ferries company logo

2008

Start as service-provider to National Ferries company, Muscat/Sultanate of Oman

FWOL Logo

2010

Foundation of ''FRS Offshore GmbH & Co. KG''

AFTO Logo.

2013

Foundation of ''Albanian Ferry Terminal Operator Shpk'' (AFTO) in Durrës, Albania

Solarship Aluna in Wolfsburg

2014

Solar powered ferries built and put into service under the flag of ''Weiße Flotte GmbH'' in Berlin

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 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''