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Back in business on the Channel

The former MyFerryLink vessel Rodin is back in service with her new owners, DFDS, on the Dover-Calais route as the Côte des Dunes. She and her sister ship, the Berlioz were at the centre of a bitter dispute involving workers at the former Eurotunnel-owned line. Former MyFerryLink workers occupied the vessels while they were laid up and they were systematically vandalised, necessitating a full internal refit before they could go back ... [+]

Eurotunnel rebuffs Competition Commission claims

Eurotunnel has made a formal response to the UK Competition Commission's provisional findings that its takeover of former SeaFrance assets to set up its MyFerryLink subsidiary would reduce competition on the Channel. It says that it “is surprised to find that, in order to maintain competition, it is first necessary that ... [+]

Amber light for new ferry line

Eurotunnel got the green light on 7 November from the French Competition Authority for its plan to buy three vessels from bankrupt SeaFrance and operate them as an independent brand, MyFerryLink. However, the tunnel operator still needs a decision from the UK Competition Authorities, who are concerned about a reduction ... [+]

Eurotunnel’s ferry plans referred to UK competition watchdog

The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred Eurotunnel Group's planned acquisition of former ferry operator, SeaFrance to the country's Competition Commission for further investigation, over concerns that the merger could substantially reduce competition on the Channel. Eurotunnel is planning to buy three former SeaFrance ships and operate as ... [+]

Eurotunnel to buy SeaFrance ships

The Paris Commercial Court has accepted Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel's offer for three ships belonging to SeaFrance, which went into administration in January. Eurotunnel, along with a DFDS-LD Lines consortium and a workers' cooperative had been potential runners for the SeaFrance ships. Groupe Eurotunnel offered €65 million to acquire the Berlioz, Rodin ... [+]

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