DFDS Orders New Ferries for Baltic Routes
DFDS have signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China for two new ro-pax ships to operate on Baltic routes in 2021.
The two, 230 metres long ro-pax ships will each have a capacity of 4,500 lane metres and around 600 passengers.
"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.
The large cargo capacity will enable us to support our customers’ future growth in the Baltic region"
says Peder Gellert, EVP and Head of the DFDS Shipping Division.
The new vessels will be equipped with the latest scrubber technology and adhere to the newest, environmental standards with the lowest possible fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
New DFDS Ro-Pax Vessels Specifications
Length, between perpendiculars: 224.50 m
Breadth, moulded: 31.00 m
Breadth, including fenders: 31.60 m
Draught, summer loadline: 7.00 m
Lanemeter: 4500 for trailers and cars
Service Speed: 23 kn
Passenger berths: 690
Crew Cabins: 62 pcs
Stern ramps and internal ramps