P&O Pioneer delivered

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On 28 February, Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) of China handed over P&O Ferries’ first “double-ended” ro-pax.

P&O PIONEER will depart China for Europe shortly, arriving at Dover in the first days of April.  She is expected in service on the Dover – Calais route at the start of May.  P&O PIONEER will be joined by sistership P&O LIBERTE later in the year.

The EUR 260 million investment by P&O Ferries is expected to see the PRIDE OF CANTERBURY, PRIDE OF KENT and already idle PRIDE OF BURGUNDY exit the fleet.

Photos: P&O Ferries

DFDS’ newest RoPax is soon on her way to the Baltic Sea

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DFDS took delivery of AURA SEAWAYS [MarineTraffic], which was built at Guangzhou Shipyard International. With 4,500 lane meters, she will by far become the largest DFDS RoPax ferry in terms of cargo capacity.

AURA SEAWAYS fulfils the new design standards of EEDI, and the CO2 emissions per trailer are more than 20 % lower than on the vessels currently trading on the intended routes Karlshamn-Klaipeda and Kiel-Klaipeda.