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DFDS Seaways shuffles its ro-ro fleet

Nearly a dozen DFDS Seaways vessels were involved in a major reshuffle of tonnage employed on the North Sea and Baltic between 30 November and 2 December 2015, the biggest involving ferries working out of Gothenburg with the six FSG-built Flower class ro-ros changing routes.

The larger capacity Begonia Seaways, Freesia Seaways and Magnolia Seaways moved to sail the Gothenburg-Brevik-Ghent route, with Primula Seaways, Petunia Seaways and Ficaria Seaways now working into the Humber on Gothenburg-Brevik-Immingham crossings.

On the Rotterdam-Felixstowe route Britannia Seaways replaced Anglia Seaways to sail alongside Suecia Seaways and Sealandia Seaways, increasing weekly capacity by 300 trailer units each way.

The two-ship Rotterdam-Immingham service increased to three vessels offering extra departures, with Corona Seaways, Fionia Seaways and Anglia Seaways able to cover extra trips at weekends and on busy Tuesdays and Thursdays when more capacity was needed.

In the Baltic, Optima Seaways and Athena Seaways switched routes to meet demands for passenger and freight capacity in the run-up to Christmas, with Optima Seaways and Regina Seaways also joined by Patria Seaways to help out with freight on the Kiel-Klaidpeda route to the end of 2015. That left Athena Seaways and Victoria Seaways handling traffic between Klaipeda and Karlshamn. RP

For more ferry news see Ships Monthly Feb 2016 issue out not.

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