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Eurotunnel bids for Calais and Boulogne

[ January 9, 2013   //   ]

Euro tunnel DoverGroupe Eurotunnel is to submit a bid to run the French ferry ports of Calais and Boulogne. A tender process is under way for the concession to run the ports for 50 years. Ferry operators have however raised concerns that this would break competition rules., pointing out that the Office of Fair Trading had already referred Eurotunnel’s purchase of the former SeaFrance ships to the Competition Commission.

Conservative MP for Dover and Deal Charlie Elphickeadded that he was “deeply concerned” that too much control of the cross-Channel freight market would be in the hands of one operator and called for the proposal to be investigated by the Competition Commission and the European Competition Authorities.

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