DFDS Seaways has confirmed that it will be adding Stena Nordica to its Dover-Calais service. The new ship will bring the DFDS Seaways Dover-Calais fleet back up to five vessels and will replace Dieppe Seaways which was returned to its owner at the end of November 2014.
The ship will need to go into dry dock for a refit and rebrand before it can join Calais Seaways on the Dover-Calais service, but she is expected to be ready for business in the next couple of months.
The latest addition to the DFDS Seaways passenger and freight fleet of ferries is around 170m long with capacity for both passenger and freight customers.
Carsten Jensen, Senior Vice President at DFDS Seaways, commented: “We have been looking for a suitable fifth ship on our Dover-France routes to bring our Calais service back up to two vessels. The introduction of the Nordica, coupled with an engine upgrade on Calais Seaways, will help us restore a reliable daily service of up to 20 sailings between Dover and Calais, which is good news for our customers and good news for our loyal crew and operations teams too.”