Fleet Controller - Container

£27,000 - £30,000

Who are we… At DFDS our people mean the world to us. We aim to attract and retain the best talents, provide challenge and opportunity for personal development. We also make sure that you know what a difference you make to our business and how you can be proud of building one of Northern Europe’s largest shipping and logistics companies. In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and being a member of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.

The Role An opportunity has arisen for a Fleet Controller - Containers within the Logistics Division. The role will be centred around ensuring our container fleet is available, maintained and cost effective across the logistics division:

Main responsibilities of the role:


  • Managing supplier relationships across the European network.
  • Be the key liaison with Group operational equipment users.
  • Control of off-hire process with rental providers.
  • Management of empty movements / positioning of containers.
  • Auditing of SLAs with repairing network.
  • Authorisation / challenging of container maintenance repairs.
  • Control annual fleet replacement programme.
  • Lead weekly utilisation meetings.
  • An element of European travel required.


Who we want…The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, who can maintain and develop relationships remotely and have strong IT skills, coupled with the ability to use multiple systems, along with experience of using planning systems. Technical knowledge of shipping containers/repairs would be advantageous but not essential. You will need to be comfortable working within a team but also capable of being self-driven & proactive to improve / drive forward the business.

So, if you are an enthusiastic individual, who is keen to learn and develop within the role, have the self-confidence to lead meetings and become the expert within the container network, please get in touch.


Now about what we can give you.  You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:

  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips
  • Full employee assistance programme including:
  • Proactive financial, emotional, mental, and physical health care support including face to face counselling, fast 24/7 access to a GP, a second medical opinion and legal support for colleagues and their family
  • Huge range of retail discounts from high street and online retailers
  • Cashback on health care including dental, optical, physiotherapy, prescriptions, specialist consultations and much more
  • Access to Thrive, our award-winning Wellbeing platform
  • Access to mental health first aid and opportunity to join support webinars with a focus on all areas of positive wellbeing


Who We Are…? DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.9bn. To over 8,400 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. Our 10,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.  In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.

Interested? Apply now! If you’re looking for a varied role and have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!



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