Ferry sailings cancelled amid further Calais strike
29 June 2015
From the section Kent
MyFerryLink will cease operations after 2 July following the sale of its ferries to rival firm DFDS Seaways
Strike action in Calais has led to the closure of the port and cancellation of ferry sailings from Dover.
MyFerryLink workers in France have taken industrial action for the second time within a week after its ferries were sold to rival firm DFDS Seaways.
All ferry services between the Port of Dover and Calais are affected by the action, although DFDS is still sailing to Dunkirk as normal.
Passengers have been advised to contact ferry operators before travelling.
Last week’s disruption lasted 36 hours and saw blockades at the French port and the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles.
Parts of the M20 in Kent were closed with lorries waiting to cross the Channel queuing on the carriageway.
In France, migrants trying to enter the UK via Dover sought to exploit the port strike by attempting to climb on board lorries.
Lorries were left queuing in Kent last week after strikers blockaded Calais
Kent Police said they were monitoring the latest situation.
MyFerryLink is due to cease operations after 2 July following the sale of its ferries.
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