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French port on strike affecting Ferries between Dover and Calais

by LLB staff reporter
24th Sep 20 12:04 pm

Staff at the Port of Calais have gone on strike for 24-hours affecting ferries between Dover and Calais, which closed at 8am on Thursday.

Up to 50 ferry operators crossing the English Channel have been affected including P&O Ferries and DFDS.

To provide extra capacity DFDS avoided the Calais strike by switching on of their Calais bound ships to Dunkirk.

Freight vehicles and car passengers who are travelling with DFDS will now be able to travel from Dover to Dunkirk on Thursday.

The Port of Dover said in a statement, “We will continue to monitor the situation closely in liaison with our ferry partners and the Port of Calais.

“Please note that there may be delays to services when the Port of Calais reopens, and services resume to normal.”

The Port of Calais added, “Following a 24-hour notice of strike from the harbor master’s office, from Thursday 24 September 2020 at 8:00 a.m., very strong disruptions are expected at the port of Calais.”

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