DFDS re-shuffles Baltic ships

Optima Seaways will join the new Ireland-France route during January, and Patria Seaways will move from the Paldiski-Kapellskär route to replace Optima on the Karlshamn-Klaipeda route. There will be no changes to crewing or flag.

After Christmas, Optima Seaways will be moved to DFDS new route between Rosslare in Ireland and Dunkerque in France to help out during January 2021.

On the busy Karlshamn-Klaipeda route, she will be replaced by Patria Seaways from the Paldiski-Kapellskär route where Sirena Seaways will be able to maintain the necessary capacity for the expected volumes at the beginning of the new year.

“The ships will both maintain the Lithuanian flag and current crews, and we have already informed our many customers about the change,” says Anders Refsgaard, VP and Head of BU Baltic.

“One of our strengths is our ability to change ships on the routes at short notice, and deploy ships in accordance with our customers’ needs and flow of goods. At the end of January, Optima is planned to return to the Karlshamn-Klaipeda route, and Patria to the Paldiski-Kapellskär route,“ says Anders Refsgaard.

“We will ensure that you are continuously being updated on changes in the fleet,” says Anders.

December 16, 2020