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DFDS Update - Eastern Channel Service (3rd December 2020 08:40 GMT)

DOVER

Freight traffic is currently free flowing in to the port.

Check-in times:

  • Dover - Dunkerque 12:00
  • Dover - Calais 12:25

CALAIS

Freight traffic is busy, the buffer zone is full and there are extended queues on the A16. (Please see below for additional information).

Check-in time:

  • Calais - Dover 13:50

DUNKERQUE

Freight traffic is busy with small queues at check-in. There are extended queues on the motorways approaching the port. Advanced check-in is full. (Please see below for additional information).

Check-in time:

  • Dunkerque - Dover 20:00

Additionally, please see below for further traffic information:

Due to the saturation of the Calais cross-border platforms, restrictions have been put in place.

Port of Calais

The Calais East bypass, leading to the port, is completely saturated with heavy trucks from the A16 motorway.
An impact on the A16, in the Dunkirk/Calais direction is reported from Marck.

ACTIONS TAKEN:

- Four HGV storage areas are marked (Ghyvelde and Saint Folquin on A16, Setques on A26 and RN42.

Three of which are activated (Ghyvelde/ Saint Folquin on A16 and Setques on A26).
A detention on the A16 is reported from the Belgian border

- Highway A16 is cut and diverted in the direction of Dunkirk/Calais at interchange #53 "Craywick". A 10 km traffic jam is reported upstream.

- The insertion straps of A16 no. 43, 44, 45 and 46 are closed in the Dunkirk/Calais direction and 41 in the Boulogne/Calais direction.

AVOID THE A16 MOTORWAY IN THE TWO DIRECTIONS OF TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND THE BELGIAN BORDER.

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03 December 2020

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