Danish owner DFDS has ordered an additional two newbuild roro freight ships at China’s Jinling Shipyard.
The orders adds to two vessels ordered at the Chinese yard in September 2016.
Niels Smedegaard, CEO of DFDS, commented: “The ships form part of our new building programme that underpins our ability to deliver the transport capacity required by our customers and our continuous
pursuit of efficiency improvements.”
The ships, costing a total of DKK 1bn ($150.5m), are designed to carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers.
Delivery is scheduled for early 2020, and both ships will be deployed in the DFDS route network on the North Sea.