30th June 2015
Delays at Calais
The Port of Calais remains closed today and Eurotunnel freight services are subject to severe delays as protests by MyFerrylink workers continued and tonight’s deadline for the handover of two My FerryLink ferries by Eurotunnel to DFDS draws closer.
My FerryLink ferries by Eurotunnel to DFDS draws closer. The normally-busy Channel port has been closed to traffic since mid-afternoon on Monday, 29 June when a group of MyFerrylink workers used company vessels to block berths in protest against Eurotunnel leasing two MyFerryLink vessels to DFDS, effective 2 July, and the job cuts that will ensue.
Eurotunnel’s truck shuttle service, interrupted for several hours yesterday following an intrusion by protestors onto railway tracks near its French terminal, remains in operation but is subject to severe delays.
Attention now also turns to the potentially explosive situation that could ensue when the deadline for the handover of the two My FerryLink ferries by Eurotunnel to DFDS passes at midnight tonight. “Will the protesting ferry workers currently on board acquiesce or resist?” asked one observer.