Supreme Court confirms DFDS' Channel victory

The case concerning ferry operations in the English Channel has been going back and forth for years. MyFerryLink was hoping to operate a ferry on the Channel, but the UK Supreme Court has now confirmed a ruling barring the carrier from doing so.

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The English Channel has been home to quite a saga in recent years in terms of the case concerning ferry operations on the Channel, a case that ended when French Eurotunnel threw in the towel in June this year. And this decision now seems to have been right, as the UK Supreme Court has confirmed its ruling barring Eurotunnel-owned MyFerryLink from operating maritime services between Dover and Calais, says Eurotunnel in a statement.

Eurotunnel decided in January that the battle had been lost, and the group was subsequently looking to sell its subsidiary ferry operator MyFerryLink as well as the unit's ferries. But this was easier said than done, seeing as the ferries had been operated by a French employee-owned company, SCOP (Société Coopérative de Production Sea France S.A.), which opposed the closure of the ferry route because it was the employees' workplace.

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