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DFDS doubles up on order at Jinling Shipyard

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.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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