DFDS orders ro-pax ships for Baltic route network

The combined freight and passenger ships will support the customer’s future growth on routes between Klaipeda and Kiel / Karlshamn

DFDS orders ro-pax ships for Baltic route network

DFDS continues to modernize and increase its fleet to be prepared for our customers’ future needs and demands. On 12 February they signed a contract for the delivery of two large ro-pax ships from the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China.

The 230 metres long vessels will each have a capacity of 4,500 lane metres for trailers and cars and will be able to carry 600 passengers. The ships will be delivered from the yard during the first and second half of 2021 respectively and are intended for one of the services between Klaipėda and Germany or Sweden.

“The two ships represent a total investment of about EUR 230 million and will be another welcome addition to our newbuilding programme that already counts four large ro-ro vessels, of which the first is expected to join our network in one year’s time,” says Peder Gellert, EVP and Head of the Shipping Division. He adds, “The large cargo capacity will enable us to support our customers’ future growth in the Baltic region”.

The ships will be equipped with scrubbers and built to the newest, environmental standards offering the lowest possible fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.