October 4, 2018

DFDS Increase Cargo Capacity At The Port Of Trieste

Following the takeover of U.N. Ro-Ro by DFDS, the port of Trieste received on 30 September the first call of the renovated vessel UN KARADENIZ which underwent a 30meters lengthening work at Gemak shipyard in order to obtain a 23% cargo capacity increase.

Today the vessel is 223m long, can transport over 350 trailers and is sailing under the new brand colours.

The same lengthening project was also applied to the sister ship UN AKDENIZ in March 2017, while the two ships CUNEYT SOLAKOGLU and CEMIL BAYULGEN will follow soon.

All those vessels are deployed on the services operated by DFDS and linking Trieste with Turkey, namely Pendik, Ambarli and Mersin for a total of 10 calls per week.

Due to the upgrade in the fleet capacity, the ro-ro terminal in Northern Adriatic controlled trough Samer Seaports & Terminals (company 60% owned by DFDS and 40% by the local agent Samer & Co. Shipping group) is supposed to substantially increase its annual throughput of trailers handled in the coming years.