DFDS has taken delivery of the first of two new ro-ro freight vessels that will expand the European operator’s cargo capacity on its North Sea services Gardenia Seaways is one of two new vessels from the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft that will increase transport capacity by 20% in comparison with the tonnage to be replaced. The launch and naming of Gardenia Seaways on 17 February marks the latest phase in DFDS’s new construction programme, which includes two more ro-ro freight vessels in 2019.
More newbuildings in the freight … are also under consideration, the line said.
Gardenia Seaways and the second new ship, to be handed over in Flensburg in September, are each 210 metres long and offer capacity for 262 trailers with a load space of 4,076 metres.
Both ships are set to enter service on DFDS lines in the North Sea. The DFDS fleet currently has six vessels in successful use, all named after flowers and supplied by
the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft between 2004 and 2007. “The volume on all routes within the DFDS network has grown noticeably; we are already using almost all the capacity available in our existing fleet,” explained DFDS.
“The design of the ship, developed in Flensburg, meets current environmental requirements, reducing fuel consumption and providing much better handling when loading and unloading in port.”
Lloyd’s Loading List – 20/02/2017
Soumis par Charles F le ven, 24/02/2017 - 15:48