It’s good news for passengers who regularly travel to France by ferry as two companies have announced their plans to run a service between Dover and Calais. Since the demise of SeaFrance, people have been left wondering whether there will be regular services to take them to and from the UK, but the latest news seems to have set their minds at ease. LD Lines and DFDS have said they will look to run the service. The two companies actually put in a bid to acquire some of Sea France’s assets only a few months ago but that bid was turned down by a French court. The latest move however has so far received a positive response. A spokeswoman said the companies’ intention was to operate two ships on the cross channel route with French crews on both vessels.
Even though the MP for Dover and Deal Charlie Elphicke thinks it is a good idea however, he insists that British jobs and British interests need to be taken into account. He said: “I think it’s great news to have a new ferry operator on the Dover to Calais route, however, what I would say is, it’s a crazy idea to have it French flagged and to have French workers.” Watch this space.