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DFDS takes delivery of Côte d’Opale

[ May 18, 2021   //   ]

DFDS completed the handover of its new ferry, Côte d’Opale on 17 May before she set sail from China. She will be the longest to operate on the Channel when it joins the Dover-Calais route later this summer.

Côte d’Opale was ordered by DFDS in April 2018 (on a ten-year charter from Stena RoRo) and has been built at the CMI Jinling (Weihai) shipyard in China. DFDS will operate the ship for an initial decade with an option to buy it after that.

Côte d’Opale offers improvements in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions compared to previous vessels, will be faster than Calais Seaways, which it is replacing, reaching a service speed of 20-22 knots and will have two engines instead of four.