Tuesday 1st March 2005  -  'Continued delays in the Port of Calais'

Two berths are currently out of action at the port of Calais and some delays are occurring on all services, as vessels are having to 'stack' outside the port. A bridge collapsed at the port on 8 February when a P & O ferry was unloading, damaging a berth. The other berth was damaged in late January by a Sea France ferry. The temporary closure of these berths means that only one berth is large enough to accommodate the bigger P & O and Sea France Ferries. The smaller vessels are able to use two other berths. The ferry companies are discussing how best to amend rotation patterns to deal with the problems but delays for some months currently seem inevitable. You should check with your ferry company for the latest information before travelling.

The port of Dunkirk is unaffected and Norfolkline sailings continue
normally.

For up to date information, please contact the office.