During the middle of last month, Danish ferry and logistics company, DFDS took delivery of its the first newbuilding passenger vessel since 1982.
She recently arrived at Valletta for bunkering while on her way to the Baltic.
‘Aura Seaways’ was built at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China. With 4,500 lane meters, she is by far the largest ropax in terms of cargo capacity in the fleet on a deadweight of around 12,750 tonnes.
She fulfils the new design standards of the IMO’s EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) and the CO2 emissions per trailer are more than 20% lower than on the vessels currently trading on her intended routes – Karlshamn/Klaipeda and Kiel/Klaipeda.