DFDS rival: A big victory for customers and employees

French MyFerryLink describes the right to continue sailing on the English Channel in competition with DFDS, among others, as a big victory for free competition that benefits customers and employees.

DFDS' adversary on the English Channel, ferry company MyFerryLink, describes the ruling on Friday at a British court as a significant victory for the carrier's employees and customers, which can now continue to benefit from healthy competition on the Channel between Dover and Calais.

With two votes against one on Friday last week, the British Court of Appeal overturned a ruling from the British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which earlier this year ordered Eurotunnel's ferries to cease sailing activities on the services between Dover and Calais. The ruling was made in reference to the UK merger control legislation when Eurotunnel took over three ferries from bankrupt SeaFrance in 2012, but the British Court of Appeal does not think that the CMA has the right to do so.

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