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DFDS continues collaboration with P&O – has room for extra traffic

More departures may be DFDS’ answer to P&O Ferries’ sudden halt of sailings on the English Channel for up to ten days. Despite political turmoil for P&O, DFDS continues its cooperation with the DP World-owned carrier, which Thursday sacked 800 employees.

Photo: Peter Cziborra/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

DFDS expects to have the capacity to bring in passengers and freight from competitor P&O Ferries, although P&O Thursday announced that it may be ten days before the ferry operator can resume sailings on its ferry routes on the English Channel, among other places.

Thursday, P&O suspended sailings without prior notice and carried through a mass sacking of 800 employees, which, according to the carrier, will be replaced by a cheaper workforce in the form of agency workers.

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