DFDS will sell two combined freight and passenger ferries, KAUNAS SEAWAYS (1989) and VILNIUS SEAWAYS (1987) to Ukrferry. The former train ferries have been on time charter to Ukrferry for several years, for deployment on routes in the Black Sea. Delivery of the ferries is expected in July. The sale will affect the employment of around 70 crew members that DFDS will seek to employ in its own route network.
Ukrferry already owned the sistervessel GREIFSWALD. The fourth vessel in the series —PETERSBURG–, is owned by Black Sea Ferry & Investments (Baltic Fleet LLC). She is arrested and docked at Paljasaare, Tallinn, since late April.