Union dispute in France forcing DFDS to keep freight route closed

A labor union dispute in France means that since Jan. 14 ferry operator DFDS hasn’t been able to transport unaccompanied freight between Calais, France, and Sheerness, the UK. Efforts to find a solution are protracted.

The chartered RoRo ferry used by DFDS on Calais-Sheerness. | Photo: PR-FOTO

A conflict among French labor unions is still blocking DFDS from reopening its freight rout between Calais, France, and Sheerness, the UK.

On Jan. 14, the Danish ferry and logistics company had to halt sailings of unaccompanied freight on the route to Sheerness, a port by the mouth of the River Thames.

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