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P&O Ferries Update : National Strike Action - Thursday 09 May 2019

We are sorry to have to inform our customers that civil servants across France have scheduled a national day of action on Thursday and as a result the Port of Calais will be closed from 8am to midday. Please rest assured that we shall do everything we can to minimise any inconvenience caused by their actions and shall provide further information as soon as it is available.

The following plan has been drafted and another call will take place tomorrow at 14.00 UK time.


  • 05.30 Burgundy will depart 05.00 to arrive @ 07.30 local time – freight only
  • 06.40 Canterbury cancelled
  • 07.25 Britain cancelled
  • 08.25 Kent to depart Dover 09.00, slow passage to arrive off Calais approx. 11.30
  • 09.25 France on time
  • 10.15 Burgundy cancelled

Back on schedule


  • 07.45 France last sailing before action
  • 09.50 Canterbury cancelled
  • 10.45 Britain cancelled
  • 12.00 Burgundy sailing as soon as action is over – freight only (will then layby in Dover and take out 14.45)
  • 11.35 Kent to sail after the Burgundy
  • 12.45 France on time
  • 13.25 Burgundy cancelled

Back on schedule

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08 May 2019

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