Since October 2015, Rick Bestwick has been working in exclusive partnership with DFDS to provide collection and distribution services for our customers. With our combined commitment to bringing complete service solutions, our partnership has exceeded targets by sharing knowledge and best business practices, and our customers report that our transport services are professional and reliable with motivated staff delivering excellent customer service.

DFDS is one of Northern Europe’s largest logistics companies and has 150 years’ experience in delivering efficient and innovative transportation services. They serve over 8,000 freight customers across the UK and Europe, have in excess of 500 temperature-controlled vehicles in their UK & Ireland network and 10 depots across the UK & Ireland. DFDS offer customers a complete transport solution, operating a holistic transport planning and management system which utilises satellite tracking and smart phone technology, ePOD and live discrepancy reporting, full end to end traceability and 24/7 dedicated contract management.

The partnership, which brings together the Rick Bestwick BRC approved storage facilities in Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Warrington and Liverpool and DFDS’ multimodal transport services across road, rail and sea, with quay side handling facilities in Aberdeen, Immingham, Grimsby, Felixstowe and Belfast, has the combined resources to deliver an efficient, cost effective and complete supply chain solution.

Our range of transport services includes:

  • Pan-Europe, UK and Ireland Transport Services
  • 24/7 Central Planning & Customer Services
  • Full Load Collection & Distribution Services
  • Daily Retail, Wholesale & Foodservice Distribution
  • Factory Collection
  • Part Load Collection & Distribution Services including Consolidation & Cross-Docking
  • Import & Export Services