Dock strike shuts down Calais

A strike at Calais has almost completely closed the ferry port and brought freight movement to a standstill between the UK and France.

The strike, which began after workers walked out in solidarity over the sacking of a cleaner for P&O, began late yesterday afternoon. They have blockaded most of the port.

A spokesperson for P&O Ferries has said that the Calais port has partially reopened after 12 port workers agreed to operate berths, and that two ships have set sail for the UK.

Keith Southey, of Dover Harbour Board confirmed there were more than 1,000 lorries stuck on the M20 earlier today, as the road was shut to frieght at 2.45am this morning to allow normal traffic through.

Posted By

Rob Ray
Nov 29 2006 12:14

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