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Calais nearly back to normal, say ferrymen

A work-to-rule by French customs officers that led to queues of lorries on roads leading to the French Channel has ended, say cross-Channel ferry operators. A spokesman for P&O Ferries said on Thursday 7 March that only 300 trucks were now in the overflow area at the port of Calais, adding that the contingency arrangements in the port had worked well. Eurotunnel also said that the situation was improving. Officers ... [+]

We’re ready, even if the politicians aren’t, says Calais

On the eve of 15 January’s Brexit vote in the House of Commons, the port of Calais published details of the new facities it had created in anticipation of a ‘No Deal’ outcome. Port Boulogne Calais says it has been working closely with government services, transport associations, maritime operators, veterinary inspection ... [+]

VIIA adds Turin-Calais route

French Railways’ VIIA arm has added a second rail motorway service into Calais, from Turin. The new route, which runs twice a day from the Italian city’s Orbassano terminal, complements the existing twice-daily route from Le Boulou on the French-Spanish border, to Calais, inaugurated in March 2016. Transit time is ... [+]

Calais trucks stage recovery

Cross-Channel truck traffic continued the recovery that started in 2016 last year following the dismantling of the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp, said the port of Boulogne Calais. With a record 1.99 million vehicles transported, heavy goods vehicle traffic increased by 4.25% in 2017. However, market share has not yet returned to ... [+]

French security cash welcome

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the plans for an additional £44.5 million to be spent on strengthening security at Calais and other French ports, announced by the UK and Frwench governments yesterday (18 January). The money will be used for fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other ... [+]

Calais van driver death was tragedy waiting to happen, says FTA

The driver of a Polish-registered van has died after crashing into stationary trucks forced to a stop by a migrant barricade on the A16 motorway near Calais early on the morning of 20 June. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the French government to take urgent action, saying that ... [+]

Boulogne-Calais on the bounce

Boulogne Calais Port has bounced back from a difficult year in 2016 to achieve a record quarter in the first three months of 2017. The renewed pick-up in freight traffic allowed the Port of Calais to realise the best quarter, with an absolute record in March when 181.005 cargo units which ... [+]

Hopeful signs for Boulgne-Calais, good year for Eurotunnel

Boulogne Calais port said that a good fourth quarter in 2016 had brought hope in an otherwise difficult year in 2016. Truck traffic suffered from the presence of migrants around the port up until October and the port lost some market share as it only managed to grow its freight ... [+]

Is Calais Wall the freight industry’s Maginot Line?

Work on a UK-financed €2.7m, 4-metre high wall around the port of Calais was completed in December, but it was no cause for celebration, said chair of the All Party Group on Freight Transport, Rob Flello. The Stoke-on-Trent South MP said the problem of illegal migrants trying to steal on board ... [+]

Calais wall complete

Work on a UK-financed wall around the port of Calais has been completed, reports EUObserver. Work on the €2.7m, 4-metre high wall has been ongoing for three months. https://euobserver.com/tickers/136253   [+]

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