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Freight expectations! DFDS orders sixth new ro-ro ferry to boost route network growth

DFDS has ordered a sixth roll on-roll off freight ferry (ro-ro) from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard.

The new build is similar to the five already ordered, each designed to carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers.

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DFDS now has six new ro-ror ferries on order

The addition of the new vessels over the next two yerars will increase DFDS’s operational efficiency in the route networks in northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The ferries will be deployed in the route network according to customer demand for capacity.

The first two new ferries are due to arrive early next year, the third and fourth in the second half of 2019 and the last two in the first half of 2020.

DFDS’s 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.

Posted on 17th August 2018 at 11:06 am in Ferry Operators | DFDS Seaways | Ferry News |

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