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.

HSC San Gwann 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.

MS Kleine Freiheit in Hamburg.

2017

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

MS Volcan del Teide.

2018

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

The Skane Jet at high speed in front of the chalk cliffs.

2020

Founding of the new ferry connection FRS Baltic between Sweden and Germany. The former rail ferry route had grown historically under the name "Königslinie".

2020

Rebranding process of the corporate branding and renaming of Förde Reederei Seetouristik GmbH & Co. KG into FRS GmbH & Co. KG.

Schiff_RoRo_Schiff_Glückstadt_Motoschiff_

2020

Acquisition of the FRS Elbferry that crosses the Elbe, making it a great shortcut to Hamburg.

The MS "Hanseblick" on the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal.

2021

Founding of FRS Portgual, a new harbor round tour in Lisbon, at the beginning of the year. The services include River Cruises during the day and a special Sunset Cruise in the evening.