DFDS services return to normal as Calais port blockade ends

DFDS services return to normal as Calais port blockade ends

French officials have said the blockade in Calais will be lifted and the port of will re-open fully from noon today.

The news follows a meeting at the ministry of transport in Paris, with the participation of SCOP SeaFrance, Groupe Eurotunnel and DFDS Seaways.

DFDS Seaways’ first sailing from Dover to Calais was the 10:15 from Dover on Tuesday.

Carsten Jensen, senior vice president and head of DFDS Seaways in the UK said: “We will continue talks in Paris in a constructive way and we are delighted that we can now resume a full service between Dover and Calais.

“Our first sailing from Dover to the port of Calais was the 10:15 today and two vessels will operate a full service on the route from this time.

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“We are very happy to resume our normal service between Dover and Calais and our customers will no longer be affected by the industrial action in Calais.”