Deal Reached in MyFerryLink Dispute

  PARIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) - A deal was reached on Monday to save hundreds of ferry jobs at the northern French port of Calais, the French transport minister said, ending a dispute that has disrupted traffic through the Channel Tunnel linking France and Britain. Workers at ferry service MyFerryLink had intermittently blocked the port and the tunnel in recent weeks in … [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...]