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OPDR - Your Short Sea Shipping Specialist

130 years experience in Europe and Africa

OPDR is the abbreviation for Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei and represents customized transport solutions at the highest level of reliability and quality.
As a modern company with a longstanding tradition we are your logistics partner for Europe and Africa.


For 130 years we have transported your cargo across Europe as well as to and from Africa.  We have specialized in offering complete logistics solutions on determined routes between North Europe, the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal, the Canary Islands and Madeira as well as Northern and Western Africa. Our experienced team will give you professional advice and submit an individual solution for you. Our qualified and highly motivated employees will develop transport solutions for nearly any kind of goods. Whether it be fresh fruit and vegetables or chemicals, machines, textiles or construction materials or even automotive parts. To this end, we have our own container fleet of about 10,000 containers of different types (Pallet Wide, Open Top, Reefer and Flat Rack) at our disposal. We guarantee a high level of reliability and quality and provide an efficient agency network in more than 25 European as well as Northern and Western African countries.


OPDR owns six daughter companies:

OPDR GERMANY GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
OPDR IBERIA Lda., Lisbon, Portugal
OPDR IBERIA, S.L.U., Valencia, Spain
OPDR MAROC, SARLAU, Casablanca, Morocco
OPDR NETHERLANDS, B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands

OPDR UK, Limited, Stratford, UK


Your logistic advantage: OPDR Transports with Pallet-Wide containers

  • 5-6 euro pallets more per container
  • No stowage room lost
  • Reliable service