April 29, 2021

P&O Ferries announced the return of a fifth ferry on its Dover-Calais route, “in order to take back market leadership on the English Channel,” as says the announcement.

RoPax PRIDE OF BURGUNDY will return in June, in freight-only mode (capacity: 120 lorries).

She has been laid up since a year.

DFDS will introduce the new E-flexer ropax COTE D’OPALE on the same route in July and start a freight-only new service between Calais and Sheerness in June.

Normally the veteran ferry CALAIS SEAWAYS should be withdrawn when the E-flexer starts.

Irish Ferries is also going to start operating on Dover-Calais in June, starting with one vessel (but with 1 or 2 more to come in Q3).