Newbuild ferry to sail on DFDS’ Dover–Calais route

Photo: DFDS

DFDS recently took delivery of a newbuild Ro-Pax ferry from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard Weihai.

Cote d’Opale is one of five E-Flexer-class ferries ordered by Stena RoRo from the same shipyard. It will be operated by DFDS on the English Channel.

The ferry has a length of 215.9 metres, a beam of 27.8 metres, space for 1,000 passengers and crew, and capacity for 120 cars plus another 3,100 lane metres of freight. Extra large passenger spaces have been installed in place of cabins to allow for social distancing.

The bow and the stern are especially designed to fit the quayside facilities in the ports of Dover and Calais. The ferry is also equipped with a third bow thruster to facilitate the many daily manoeuvres in either port.

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