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New cargo ship officially christened

New cargo ship Tulipa seaways from DFDS officially christened

IJmuiden, 14 June 2017 - Ro-ro cargo ship strengthens fleet from autumn on route Rotterdam - Immingham

This fall, DFDS is adding a new Roll-on-Roll-off cargo ship to the Rotterdam-Immingham route. The 210 meter long ship was built by mrs. Tutte Østergaard christened Tulipa Seaways and is the sister of Gardenia Seaways, which will be used this summer. The superstructure of the ship is currently being finished in the port of Flensburg, Germany.

More than 250 trailers

Tulipa Seaways complies with current environmental regulations, has a lower fuel consumption and is easier to maneuver in the port for loading and unloading. Just like Gardenia Seaways, the cargo ship offers space for 262 trailers thanks to a line meter capacity of 4,067 meters and a length of 210 meters.

Strengthening fleet North Sea route

"These two new-built vessels are the first step in our ambitious new-build program that will significantly expand the capacity of our North Sea route in the coming years," says Mikael Mortensen, Route Director in the Netherlands. "Despite Brexit, the demand for transport on our North Sea routes continues to grow. We are convinced that our customers will appreciate the capacity, reliability and significantly improved service quality".

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