Sixth mega freight ferry on sea trial
Winter has come to Jinling Shipyard in China, but the biting cold will not prevent the site team from ensuring that we get a brand-new ferry at the beginning of next year.
With a snow-covered weather deck, the sixth and final mega freight ferry departed from the shipyard for sea trial this morning at 07:15 local time. This is the last sea trial in the massive Jinling newbuilding project that consisted of an order of six new 6,700 lane metre freight ferries with the capacity for 450 trailers.
Under realistic conditions, the site team together with Peter Kornum, Michael Kristiansen and Stefan Börgesson fromDFDS will evaluate and oversee performance regarding speed, maneuverability, equipment, systems, and safety to ensure that everything is operating normally before delivery.
She is expected to return to the shipyard on 19 December.
Newbuilding for the Baltics soon ready for sea trials
A lot is happening at Guangzhou Shipyard International in China where our new combined freight and passenger ferry for the Baltic Sea is being built. On Friday 19 March, another milestone was reached as the inclining test was successfully carried out.