Eurotunnel Taking Department For Transport To Court Over Seaborne Freight Ferry Contract
Eurotunnel is starting a legal challenge against the Department for Transport over a decision to award contracts to three ferry companies, under no-deal Brexit plans.
The court appeal is the latest twist in the controversy surrounding the contracts.
At the weekend, the government announced it was scrapping a £13.8 million contract with Seaborne Freight to provide a service between Ramsgate and Ostend to ease pressure on other ports, such as Dover, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Eurotunnel says the contracts totalling EUR 108 million were awarded through a “secretive and flawed procurement process”.