DFDS orders ro-pax ships in China
DFDS signed a contract with the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China for the delivery of two ro-pax ships for their Baltic route network in 2021. The ships will enable future growth on routes between Klaipeda and Kiel/Karlshamn.
On the 16th February DFDS signed a contract for the delivery of two large ro-pax ships from the Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China. Ro-pax ships are combined freight and passenger ships, and the 230 metres long vessels will each have a capacity of 4,500 lane metres and will be able to carry 600 pas`. The ships will be delivered from the yard during the first and second half of 2021 respectively and are intended for services between Klaipėda and Germany or Sweden.
“The two ships represent a total investment of about DKK 1.75 billion 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. With their 250 passenger cabins and large, comfortable public areas, the ships will offer a new state-of-the-art travel experience for our tourist and driver passengers crossing the Baltic Sea,” says Peder Gellert, EVP and Head of the Shipping Division.
The ships will be equipped with scrubbers and built to the newest, environmental standards offering the lowest possible fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.