18 MAY 2015

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Article from BTNews 18 MAY 2015

Channel ferry reprieve

The former SeaFrance ferry route between Dover and Calais has been saved.  As MyFerryLink, and now run by Eurotunnel, it competes on the short sea crossing services with P&O Ferries and DFDS.  The one freight and two passenger ships are operationally under the control of the French workers’ co-operative called SCOOP.

The Court of Appeal ruled last week that the Competition and Markets Authority had overstepped its jurisdiction by forcing Eurotunnel to dispose of the crossing.

What happens next is unclear.  A further appeal could be mounted, and Eurotunnel earlier this year indicated that it might be willing to sell.

In the meantime the services continue, up to 16 per day. 

The 33,796 tons sister ships Berlioz and Rodin cruise at 25 knots and can carry up to 1,900 passengers and 120 lorries or 700 cars.  Each crossing takes 90 minutes.  www.myferrylink.com

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