Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has exercised an option at China’s Jinling Shipyard for the construction of one additional roro ferry, as part of the company’s fleet renewal program.
The latest order adds to another five roro ferries ordered by DFDS at the yard.
The new ferries will be deployed in the route network according to demand from the company’s customers. The first two new ferries are expected to be received at the beginning of next year, the third and fourth in the second half of 2019 and the last two in the first half of 2020.
“The new ferries will help our customers grow their business and increase DFDS’ operational efficiency in the route networks in northern Europe and the Mediterranean,” the company said.
DFDS’ fleet extension and renewal program also includes two combined freight and passenger ferries (ropax) 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 ropax will be delivered in 2021 for deployment on the English Channel routes.