Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has placed an order at China’s Jinling Shipyard for one additional roro freight vessel, following an order for two roro vessels placed at the yard last year.
Delivery for the latest vessel is scheduled in the first half of 2020.
“This freight new building increases our order book to five large freight ferries, which will increase our efficiency and enable us to accommodate projected growth in our route network in northern Europe and the Mediterranean, support trade and help our customers grow their business,” said Niels Smedegaard, CEO of DFDS.
DFDS’ ongoing fleet renewal programme also includes two combined freight and passenger ferries (ro-pax) to be delivered in 2021 for deployment in the Baltic route network. In addition, one chartered ro-pax will be delivered in 2021 for deployment on The English Channel routes.
In April, DFDS acquired Turkish roro freight shipping operator U.N. Ro-Ro to expand its market reach.