DFDS to face new competitor on English Channel routes

Irish Ferries, the largest ferry operator between the UK and Ireland, is expanding with an English Channel route between Dover and Calais. For the first time since 2015, DFDS and P&O Ferries will have a new competitor on this stretch.

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The Irish ferry operator Irish Ferries, which is the chief ferry operator between the UK and Ireland as well as Ireland and France, will soon be expanding its business to include the English Channel, which has been a cash cow for Danish ferry operator and logistics company DFDS.

In June this year, Irish Ferries expects to deploy the ferry Isle of Inishmore to cover the Dover and Calais route, according to a press release from the Irish operator, which oversees routes between the UK and Ireland as well as Ireland and France.

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