DFDS to gain DKK 20 million from ferry sale

DFDS is selling two ferries. The carrier will gain DKK 20 million (EUR 2.7 million) from the sale.

Kaunas Seaways. Photo: Pressefoto

The Danish carrier DFDS is selling two ferries at an expected gain at DKK 20 million (EUR 2.7 million), the carrier writes in a press statement.

The buyer is Black Sea ferry operator Ukferry and is expected have delivered in July the two combined freight and passenger ferries, Kaunas Seaways and Vilnius Seaways.

The ferries were built in 1989 and 1987, respectively, and have been charted to buyers over several years and have operated in ferry routes in the Black Sea.

The two ferries, however, previously operated in DFDS' Baltic Sea route network.

"The sale affects the employment of around 70 crew, which will to the greatest possible extent be employed within DFDS' own route network," writes DFDS.

The expected trading margin at DKK 20 million will be registered under extraordinary items for accounting reasons.

English Edit: Daniel Frank Christensen

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