DFDS and the Joint Movement and Transport Organisation (JMTO), which provides strategic transport for Danish military missions, have entered into a new 6-year agreement.
Seven freight ferries will be made available for the transport of military materiel and equipment in connection with NATO preparedness, participation in military exercises and operations, and humanitarian crises.
On a day-to-day basis, the ferries will be deployed on DFDS’ routes, and will be made available to the military when and to the extent requested by the Danish Defence.
The agreement is also linked to the ARK project, a Danish-German cooperation project, which ensures access to and availability of maritime transport capacity for Danish and German defences in accordance with the nations’ own obligations to NATO.
The ships are: ARK DANIA, ARK GERMANIA, SUECIA SEAWAYS, MAGNOLIA SEAWAYS, BRITANNIA SEAWAYS and FINLANDIA SEAWAYS. The last ship in the agreement will be one of several ships from the DFDS fleet, to be selected according to need.