DFDS places order for new freight ferry

DFDS places order for new freight ferry

Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has ordered an additional freight ferry (ro-ro) from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard.
 
The new ferry is similar to five previously ordered freight ferries and designed to carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers.
 
DFDS said the new ferries will help increase its operational efficiency in the route networks in northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The first two new ferries are expected to be received in the beginning of next year, the third and fourth in the second half of 2019 and the last two in the first half of 2020.
 
DFDS’ fleet extension and renewal programme also includes two combined freight and passenger ferries (ro-pax) to be delivered in 2021 for deployment in the Baltic route network. In addition, two ro-ro ferries are being lengthened to increase capacity, and a chartered combined freight and passenger ferry (ro-pax) will be delivered in 2021 for deployment on the English Channel routes.