Travel chaos expected at the Port of Dover as FRENCH workers are taking part in national strikes

Travel chaos expected at Dover Port as FRENCH workers join ‘National Day of Action’ tomorrow, forcing operators to suspend ferries to Calais

  • Ferries running between Dover and Calais will be suspended tomorrow
  • ‘National Day of Action in France’ means many services will not be broadcast
  • P&O Ferries creates ‘optimized’ schedule in light of strike

Ferry services between the Port of Dover and Calais will face serious disruptions tomorrow due to strikes in France.

A day of industrial action along the canal means operators have had to cancel a number of passes.

The port of Dover said that ‘due to national industrial action in France, sailings to and from Calais will be suspended from 7 a.m.’.

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P&O Ferries said it has set up an ‘optimized’ expedition schedule in light of the 24-hour strike, known in France as the National Day of Action.

The ferry company will operate only eight ferries each way between Dover and Calais tomorrow.

Ferry services between the Port of Dover and Calais will face serious disruptions tomorrow due to strikes in France.

P&O Ferries said it has set up an 'optimized' expedition schedule in light of the 24-hour strike, known in France as the National Day of Action.

P&O Ferries said it has set up an ‘optimized’ expedition schedule in light of the 24-hour strike, known in France as the National Day of Action.

P&O Ferries warned ‘due to a lack of detail’, it ‘cannot predict the level of disruption’ that could still hit its changing schedule.

The company also said it advises customers to reschedule all itineraries for tomorrow at an alternate date if the trip isn’t necessary.

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The Port of Dover said it was “still open with voyages to Dunkirk continuing as normal” but passengers should expect that and the local road network around Dover will be “busier than ever”.

The company added in a statement: “Please plan ahead with traffic systems in place to allow extra time for your travel and to minimize delays.

‘Calais services are expected to resume from Dover at approximately 14:00 UTC.’

P&O Ferries warned “due to lack of detail” it “cannot predict the level of disruption” that could still hit its changed schedule

P&O Ferries said: “We have been informed that there is a National Day of Action in France that is scheduled to last more than 24 hours, starting on 19 January 2023.

‘This action is expected to affect numerous outlets and services across France.’

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The company added: “Due to the lack of details, we cannot predict the level of disruption this will cause to our optimized schedule, and our broader operations are likely to be impacted throughout the day.

“Please be assured that we will try to limit this disruption wherever possible, but if your trip is not essential, we recommend that you reschedule your trip to an alternate date.”

The strike will also affect Eurostar rail services – a reduced number of trains will run on January 19 due to staff shortages.

There will be cancellations on services between London and Paris and connecting London to Lille, Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

There will also be a discounted service on Friday.

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