DFDS’ new ro/ro's taking shape
Progress is taken place in the building of the first out of five new freight ferries that DFDS have ordered from Chinese shipyard Jinling Shipyard. The main engine has been installed and the hull has been closed. The canal locks at the dock are expected to open In three weeks. Until then the work will concentrate on the aft where the rudder and propeller are to be installed.
Similar to its sister ships, the vessel is designed to transport 6.700 acres of freight, which corresponds to 450 trailers.
The five roll on/ roll off ships are part of DFDS 'fleet renewal program, which also includes two combined freight and passenger ferries (ro-pax), which will be inserted in the Baltic route. In addition, a chartered combined freight and passenger ferry (ro-pax) will be delivered to the English Channel routes.