Project meeting at Guangzhou Shipyard

As you may know, we have ordered two 4500 lane meter combined freight and passenger ferries intended for one of our services between Klaipeda and Germany or Sweden. The two ferries will be constructed at the Guangzhou Shipyard in China and will start soon.

Earlier this week the project team headed by Project Manager Christian Simon Nielsen were accompanied by Creative Director David Earle from Digital & Marketing in beautiful Guangzhou for a project meeting with the shipyard. One of the items on the agenda was interior design that requires a lot of consideration so the ferries can give off the right DFDS-feeling to our customers.

Note that what you see on the photos is not necessarily what we get, as a wide range of colors and materials were presented.

Thank you to David Earle and Jesper Aagesen for the pictures.


Christian Simon Nielsen (in white shirt) and David Earle (in red shirt) looking through the many possibilities of colors and materials that is available for the ferries’ interior


One of the items on the agenda was for the project team to start discussions with the shipyard about the interior design and materials

June 7, 2019

3 replies
  1. Kirsten Milner
    Kirsten Milner says:

    I sincerely hope one of those new builds are going to re-establish the passenger link between Esbjerg and Harwich or anywhere else on the east coast of England. I was a dark day when you closed the route.

    • CHRISTINE CARR
      CHRISTINE CARR says:

      I quite agree we desperately need our ferry back Harwich Esbjerg. so much more relaxing way of travel, we can take our own vehicle’s whatever they are. All the older car and bikes, can do rally’s etc. Flying is so tiring, trying to organise coach flight coach. Much more enjoy the ferry. So PLEASE reinstate one ASAP. Thank You

  2. James Drennan
    James Drennan says:

    I agree with the other comments. There is so much more interest now in re-establishing a passenger ferry to Scandinavia and Harwich to Esbjerg fits the bill with numerous opportunities for onward travel to all parts of Scandinavia and beyond. Ferries allow so much more than airlines for many reasons and a passenger link could take much of the freight away from the crowded channel ports at the same time as contributing to the increasing demands for a reduction in air travel to aid the environment. Perhaps DFDS should be speaking to the UK and Danish governments to pursue this idea.

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