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P&O Ferries loses UK state contract

The British state has fired P&O Ferries as supplier of transport services for the state following the carrier’s mass sacking of 800 employees in March.

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Ferry operator P&O Ferries, which, among other destinations, sails between Dover and Calais on the English Channel, has lost the British state as customer as a consequence of the carrier’s layoff of 800 employees earlier in the year.

According to several British media, the UK government has terminated a contract with P&O Ferries regarding transport of state personnel. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Tuesday that the P&O contract has been ended ”with immediate effect.”

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