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UK cancels million-pound contract with shipless ferry operator

The UK Ministry of Transport has decided to cancel a much-maligned contract with ferry operator Seaborne Ferries, the purpose of which was to provide additional capacity in the case of a hard Brexit. This could be good news for DFDS.

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The UK's Ministry of Transport this weekend canceled a much-criticized contract worth GBP 13.8 million with Seaborne Ferries, which was supposed to provide additional capacity in the case of a hard Brexit with no trade agreement, reports Financial Times.

In December, the ministry selected Seaborne Ferries, Britanny Ferries and Danish DFDS for three contracts worth more than GBP 100 million. But the choice of Seaborne quickly became the subject of criticism, as it was revealed, among other things, that the company was only a few years old and does not own a single ship.

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