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New DFDS rival on Dover-Calais starts by lowering ticket prices

The ticket price for ferrying a car across Dover-Calais has been significantly reduced after Irish Ferries opened a competing service on the English Channel on Wednesday. We are not worried about the price competition, says DFDS to ShippingWatch.

DFDS will soon deploy a larger combined freight and passenger ferry, Côte d'Opale, on the Dover-Calais route. The deployment is scheduled for mid-July. | Photo: PR-foto: DFDS

The price competition has now intensified on the English Channel, where DFDS and British P&O Ferries have monopolized the lucrative main route Dover-Calais for several years.

On Wednesday, Irish Ferries launched a raid against the two competitors, as the Irish ferry and freight carrier premiered the ferry Isle of Inishmore on the Dover-Calais route.

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