Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Norfolk Line

From Graces Guide

Norfolk Line Ltd, British subsidiary of Norfolk Lijn of the Netherlands.

Mac Fisheries operated an agency for Norfolk Lijn at Great Yarmouth

1960s The company started a service from Great Yarmouth to Scheveningen using roll-on roll-off ferries to carry trailers (different from containers) serving the freight market between Britain and the Continent but also carrying some passengers.

1973 Norfolk Line Ltd was a joint venture between the Dutch company and Mac Fisheries, subsidiary of Unilever[1]

1973 Norfolk Lijn was acquired by Unilever[2]

1985 Unilever disposed of the last of its transport businesses, Norfolk Line, to Maersk[3]

2000 Introduced a car ferry service between Dover and Dunkerque.

2006 Norfolk Line Containers BV was acquired by DFDS

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr. 19, 1973
  2. The Times July 24, 1973
  3. The Times Mar. 5, 1985
  • The Times Mar. 16, 1978