DFDS charters two roro newbuildings from Siem

Danish shipping firm DFDS has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Siem Group to bareboat-charter two ro-ro freight newbuildings for a five-year period in order to accommodate increasing freight volumes.

The two ships are being built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, with deliveries expected to take place in May and September 2017. The freight capacity of each ship is 4,076 lane metres. As part of the agreement, DFDS holds options to purchase the ships.

The two ships are to be deployed in the North Sea, adding around 20% more capacity compared to the ships they are expected to replace.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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