Six electric ferries for the DFDS Dunkerque and Calais Channel routes

May 17, 2024

At the occasion of President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Choose France Summit 2024’ in Versailles, DFDS announced (and confirmed) its substantial investment (up to €1 billion) in 6 battery electric vessels for its Channel services by 2035.

The first two electric vessels will be in operation by 2030, while the rest is expected to follow before 2035.

DFDS CEO Torben Carlsen met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss electrifying maritime transport on the English Channel.

This will require an intensive collaboration with the authorities and ports in France and the United Kingdom.