DFDS takes delivery of new ferry Côte d’Opale

DFDS takes delivery of new ferry Côte d’Opale

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Côte d’Opale will be the longest to operate on the English Channel

DFDS has taken delivery of its new ferry Côte d’Opale from CMI Jinling shipyard in China.

The ferry will be the longest to operate on the Channel when it joins DFDS’s route from Dover, UK to Calais, France. She consumes less fuel and emits less carbon dioxide compared to the operator’s previous vessels and will be faster than Calais Seaways, which she is replacing on the route.

Côte d’Opale was ordered by DFDS in April 2018, and it will operate the vessel for an initial decade with an option to buy it from Stena RoRo following that.

“We are delighted to take ownership of this new ferry, which will usher in a new era for our services on the Channel,” said Filip Hermann, vice president and head of BU Channel at DFDS. “With 3,100 lane metres and space for 1,000 passengers, the Côte d'Opale will provide more capacity to help our customers to grow as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and recover from post-Brexit challenges.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
19 May 2021

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