DFDS has been drawn into a new and intricate power game on the English Channel in a battle where there are no longer only commercial interests at stake. Best as the carrier thought that the fight to transport cars, trucks and passengers between Dover and Calais had been won, employees on the competitor's three ferries have opted to continue the case - which is thus now still being evaluated by the British authorities.
SCOP's (Société Coopérative de Production Sea France S.A.), which is run by the Calais seafarers, has been granted permission to appeal the decision presented by the British Competition Appeal Tribunal just after the New Year. This was the decision that made the French seafarers' employer, Eurotunnel, admit final defeat and announce that the company would sell the three ferries that had been acquired for the purpose.
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