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New English Channel drama for DFDS

Eurotunnel’s surprise move to purchase three ferries to be deployed on routes between England and France may be the beginning of a new dramatic chapter in the story of English Channel in which both DFDS and its competitor P&O Ferries intend to battle a possible competitive distortion with all  means at hand.

It looks like the beginning of a dramatic chapter in the English Channel saga affecting DFDS and P&O Ferries who both strive to maintain their positions on the routes between Dover and Calais facing the competition from Eurotunnel sitting on a market share of 40 %. The seriousness of the matter was expressed by DFDS in a Tuesday stock exchange announcement stating that the Danish shipping and logistics group has expressed its concerns to the European Commission following the Paris Commercial Court’s decision to sell the three former SeaFrance ferries and other assets to Eurotunnel after a bidding process which also involved DFDS and its French joint venture partner LDA.

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