Sunday, 27 January 2019

The New Gothia Seaways DFDS RO / RO Vessel

DFDS has ordered five mega Ro-Ros that can each transport 450 trailers. With their unique ramp systems, they are independent of ramps in port. This gives DFDS a great flexibility to use them in the markets where they are needed the most – and to move them to other routes if markets change. The design of our Jinling Ro-Ro vessels on behalf of the shipyard. Animation made by the company Knud E. Hansen.

Published on 25 Jan 2019


After 16 months of construction the first of our Mega Ro-Ro newbuilds is soon ready. In the middle of January it underwent full sea trail and we got some nice drone shots to share with you.



Port of Felixstowe and DFDS Boost Capacity
The Port of Felixstowe and leading Danish ferry operator DFDS have agreed to increase roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) capacity at the UK port by over 40% through investment in a new linkspan, tractor units and additional trailer parking facilities.
Commenting on the move, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Felixstowe and Executive Director, Hutchison Ports, said:
"As well as being the UK's largest container port, Felixstowe is also a key gateway for roll-on/roll-off trade with Europe. Demand on DFDS's service to Rotterdam has been growing steadily for a number of years and we are delighted to have agreed a new contract with them to secure the service at Felixstowe for another 15 years.
"The new contract includes a significant investment by Hutchison Ports replacing one of our existing ro/ro bridges with a modern floating linkspan capable of handling the latest generation of ro/ro vessels and creating over 300 additional trailer spaces for unaccompanied ro/ro traffic."
Niels Smedegaard, CEO & President of DFDS, said:
"We are very happy to continue our excellent relation with the Port of Felixstowe and their ro/ro staff. We are very excited about this investment  which allows us to further enhance the high level of customer service that is expected by our clients. It is also a further step in our striving to provide necessary capacity to continue supporting our customers' trade and business, even in a possible post-Brexit world."
Clemence Cheng added:
"This investment is driven by our long-term confidence in the ro/ro route between Felixstowe and Rotterdam. We are seeing increasing interest in both ro/ro and short sea container connections at all three of our UK ports as shippers seek to minimise risks to their supply chains resulting from Brexit."


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