Tuesday, October 4, 2016

RoRo Ferry Group Orders Two More Cargo Vessels

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DENMARK – Danish headquartered shipping and logistics group DFDS, has finalised the new building order of two RoRo cargo vessels from Chinese shipbuilder, Jinling Shipyard, for delivery in the beginning of 2019, with options for four additional ships. The order is part of DFDS’ ongoing fleet renewal to accommodate the growth of its freight customers, increase operational efficiency and reduce the environmental impact.

The new ships are designed to each carry 6,700 lane metres of freight equivalent to around 450 trailers. The larger size of the new ships will significantly decrease unit costs as well as the environmental impact per transported unit.

With both of the new buildings planned to be deployed in DFDS’ route network on the North Sea, the group says that the ships represent a new generation of environmentally friendly RoRo ships as they comply with the latest environmental rules of the new IMO-standard EEDI (Energy Efficency Design Index). Also included are scrubbers for the removal of sulphur, ballast water treatment systems and a number of energy efficiency initiatives.

The investment in the two new ships totals around DKK 1 billion to be paid during the period from ordering to delivery in the beginning of 2019. More than half of the payment will be incurred on delivery.