Start date set for Dover-Calais service

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DFDS and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs will launch their Dover-Calais ferry service on 17th February.

Initially the route will be served by one ship, the NORMAN SPIRIT, which since November 2011 has been deployed as a fourth vessel on DFDS’ route between Dover and Dunkirk. In due course a second ship will be added to the new route.

The two organisations formed a joint venture last year to bid for part of troubled operator SeaFrance, but the bid was rejected by the commercial court of Paris in December.

Following the liquidation of SeaFrance, the two decided to launch their own Dover-Calais Service.

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