DFDS Seaways increases ships’ tonnage

AB DFDS Seaways, a Danish capital shipping company registered in Lithuania, has acquired and registered the ferry “Acacia Seaways” in the Lithuanian Maritime Ships’ Register. The ferry was flagged by the Lithuanian flag and deployed in the North Sea.

In response to freight trends, the company is renewing its fleet. The company sold the smaller ro-ro vessel “Gothia Seaways” and acquired a larger vessel “Meleq”, which was renamed “Acacia Seaways.” The newly purchased ferry is 210 m. length, it can accommodate up to 262 trailers. “Acacia Seaways” belongs to the same class of ships as the other ferries of the Lithuanian DFDS Seaways fleet operated by DFDS: “Gardenia Seaways” and “Tulipa Seaways”, built at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft shipyard in Germany.

The ship will be serviced by 2 crews, each with 24 seamen. The company emphasizes that the transaction has created an additional 18 new jobs. DFDS informs that after the acquisition, the vessel “Acacia Seaways” will be operated in the North Sea on the route between the ports: Zeebrugge (Belgium) – Purfleet (Great Britain) – Esbjerg (Denmark).