Passengers who had booked tickets with the stricken SeaFrance are to be offered full refunds. The Commercial Court in Paris has ordered the full liquidation of SeaFrance on the January 9th 2012.
DFDS Seaways and LD Lines have revealed plans to run joint ferry routes between Dover and Calais, which would create 300 jobs.
Hundreds of jobs will be lost as SeaFrance has been ordered to shut down after a French court ruled a €200m bail-out of the ferry operator was illegal. Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel is expected to bid for SeaFrance’s three ships.
Cross Channel ferry operator SeaFrance failed to resume services, despite being given the go-ahead by a court in France. Services had been suspended following court action to decide the future of the stricken carrier.
SeaFrance has confirmed it will return to operation following a court decision blocking a proposed takeover. The cross Channel ferry operated had ceased departures earlier this week after entering receivership last year.
P&O Ferries has confirmed it will strongly contest any attempt by the French authorities to use “illegal” state aid to prop up failed French operator SeaFrance. SeaFrance, in administration since June 2010, is presently the subject of a French court hearing to decide whether it will be sold or liquidated.
SeaFrance Dover-Calais Ferries has launched a brand new priority loading and disembarkation service, enabling customers to speed up their crossing times. Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Dover.
A strike by SeaFrance staff, which led to the cancellation of cross-Channel services between Dover and Calais over the Easter break, has entered a fifth day.
Breaking Travel News interviews Bill Laidlaw, Sales Director, Seafrance at World Travel Market 2007 on the growth of cross-channel traffic, which has been evident this year.