DFDS Update : Eastern Channel Service UPDATE 6th March 15:30

DFDS have provided an update to the continued disruption on the Eastern Channel routes;

Due to the disruption caused by French authorities, we continue to experience extended waiting times and high volumes of freight traffic in Calais and Dunkerque. To support our freight customers as much as we possibly can during this situation which is out of our control, we will operate a service of "Load and Go" this will result in there being no timed schedule and will support us in providing an increased number of departures during today.


Border controls have no started to carry out checks for import traffic, which is having an impact on disembarking. (So, traffic arriving from Dover). Freight traffic is still very busy with extended waiting times.

Next available departure anticipated around 23:15hrs


Currently no checks. Operation stack in place with extended waiting times for check-in:

Next available departure anticipated around 22:00hrs.

Please not that exit 47 on the A16 is open again.


Port status: Freight traffic is busy with the buffer zone in use.

Next available departure anticipated at:

Dover - Calais 19:50

Dover - Dunkerque 18:00

To keep you advised of the ongoing situatuion we will continue to post updates on our Twitter and the Freight Ferry Alerts App.

For further information, please contact our Customer Service Team.

06 March 2019

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