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DFDS completes Turkey buy

[ June 8, 2018   //   ]

DFDS has formally completed its acquisition of Turkish shipping company UN Ro-Ro, says chief executive and president, Niels Smedegaard. UN Ro-Ro operates five freight ferry routes connecting Turkey with Trieste in Italy and Toulon in France, with 12 freight ferries and its own port terminals in Istanbul and Trieste.

DFDS is meanwhile in the midst of a fleet renewal programme with seven ships on order, two of them delivered from the Flensburg shipyard in Germany for services between Rotterdam and the UK. Four ro-ro vessels from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard will be the largest in DFDS’ history with space for 450 trailers and will be deployed from 2019 in their ro-ro freight markets.

DFDS has also signed an agreement to charter a new ship for the English Channel. The ship will replace the older Calais Seaways and provide space for 140 trailers compared to the current 80.

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