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Lydd Coastguard helicopter responds to Dover Strait Mayday from cargo ship 'taking in water'

Contributed by editor on Dec 07, 2015 - 09:53 AM

The Lydd Coastguard helicopter responded to a Mayday call at 7.09pm on Sunday evening from a cargo vessel which was taking in water in the Dover Strait.

Phenomenal growth recorded at Port of Dover despite summer of disruption

Contributed by editor on Oct 26, 2015 - 05:50 PM


The Port of Dover is shaping up to have a record breaking year, despite disruption in the UK this summer caused by the unprecedented industrial action and migration problems in France.

Dover ferry operator reports record freight traffic despite a summer of disruption

Contributed by editor on Oct 06, 2015 - 09:15 AM


P&O Ferries is on course for record results next year, despite the disruption caused by workers angry at the sale of rival MyFerryLink and the migrant issue in Calais over the summer months.


Europe pumps £100 million into Dover to Calais sea crossing

Contributed by editor on Sep 17, 2015 - 04:20 PM



The Dover to Calais sea crossing linking the UK to mainland Europe has been given a €143million (£104million) cash injection as its importance to EU trade and transport continues to grow.

Deal reached to end Dover to Calais MyFerryLink dispute

Contributed by editor on Aug 31, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Reuters has reported from Paris that a deal has been struck on Monday (31 August) to save hundreds of ferry jobs in Calais according to the French transport minister Alain Vidalies, who helped broker the deal.

Despite impression things are not moving, Dover handles more lorries than last year, says port

Contributed by editor on Aug 03, 2015 - 01:17 PM


The Port of Dover handled more lorries on Friday 31 July than last year, despite the impression that things are not moving, claims the port

Holidaymakers travelling through Dover warned of further ferry blockades at Calais this week

Contributed by editor on Jul 06, 2015 - 09:54 AM


Holidaymakers heading to France have been warned of another blockade at Calais by French ferry workers from as early as tomorrow (Tuesday 7 July).


Dover Calais ferries hit again as French workers renew blockade

Contributed by editor on Jun 30, 2015 - 08:46 AM


MyFerryLink employees, whose company was recently sold by Eurotunnel, renewed a blockade of the port of Calais yesterday (Monday 29 June) after a court rejected their bid to extend the service's charter contract with Eurotunnel.


Former Dover Calais ferry operator SCOP SeaFrance placed in Judicial Administration

Contributed by editor on Jun 12, 2015 - 10:43 AM

The Commercial Court in Boulogne-sur-Mer has today placed the former Dover Calais ferry operator SCOP SeaFrance into Judicial

Dover Cruise Port welcomes its biggest ever visitor (photo)

Contributed by editor on Jun 11, 2015 - 01:25 PM

The largest cruise ship ever to call at Dover arrived for its inaugural visit this morning.

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