U.K. Wants Brexit Ferry Fiasco Put On Trial

by Kaye Wiggins (Bloomberg) The U.K. government appears to want an upcoming trial over its controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contracts to be held in private, according to Eurotunnel, which is bringing the lawsuit. Eurotunnel -- which is suing the government over its award of three contracts worth 108 million pounds ($141 million) to handle freight shipments in a no-deal … [Read more...]

MyFerryLink Strike Sparks Migrant Crisis at Calais Port

  LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - The British government said on Thursday it had called a meeting of its emergency response committee Cobra to discuss the migrant crisis in the French port of Calais and draw up contingency plans if further strike action exacerbates the situation. Television footage earlier this week showed crowds of migrants trying to stow away on … [Read more...]

Striking Ferry Workers Shut Channel Tunnel, Blockade Calais Port

LILLE, France, June 23 (Reuters) - Traffic was halted through the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France on Tuesday after striking French ferry workers set fire to tires, while Britain's Foreign Office warned of migrants trying to get into vehicles queuing to enter the tunnel. British television showed large crowds of migrants trying to board waiting lorries, while others … [Read more...]

Eurotunnel Bows to Regulatory Pressure with Ferries Sale to Danish Rival DFDS

By Andrew Callus and Dominique Vidalon PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - Eurotunnel, the operator of the undersea rail link between England and France, is selling its Calais-to-Dover ferry business to Danish rival DFDS to end its lengthy battle with British competition authorities. Loss-making MyFerryLink was put up for sale this year after Eurotunnel failed to overturn a ban on … [Read more...]