DFDS and Moby are to swap two sets of ferries as the Danish operator looks to boost services between Holland and the UK.

The Italian ferry operator has agreed to sell the ropaxes 5,500-dwt Moby Wonder (built 2001) and 5,600-dwt Moby Aki (built 2005) to DFDS.

DFDS said it was acquiring the ships for the purpose of “raising the customer experience” and the capacity for both passengers and freight customers on the Amsterdam-Newcastle route.