Strikes continue at French ports for third day

Strikes continue at French ports for third day DFDS will complete the acquisition of MyFerryLink tomorrow

Passenger at the Port of Calais continued to be hit by disruption this morning as a strike by ferry workers entered a third day.

MyFerryLink workers walked out on Monday over the sale of the company’s ferries to the rival firm DFDS Seaways.

The sale is expected to be completed tomorrow, when MyFerryLink will also cease operations.

The French ferry workers went on strike over Eurotunnel, which owns the ships, selling the cross-Channel service after a competition authority ruling to DFDS.

Freight vehicles bound for the Port of Dover remain stuck on the M20 in Kent.

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The motorway closed in both directions between Leeds Castle and Ashford as part of Operation Stack.

It is the second strike in a week, with disruption last week lasting 36 hours and seeing blockades at the French port and the Channel Tunnel in Coquelles.