Monday, December 21, 2009

Channel Freight Returns To Normal As Truck Queues Vanish

“Operation Stack” Completed, Ferries Countrywide and Tunnel All Running
Shipping News Feature

ENGLAND –All services to and from France from Kent have now returned almost to normal today with lorries being shipped virtually as usual after the extensive delays over the weekend. The truck queues on the M20 due to Operation Stack, the Kent Police tactic to control the overflow situation caused by adverse weather, has now been suspended and freight vehicles are reported to be entering and leaving the ports of Dover and Folkestone normally.

Eurotunnel report that freight continues to flow freely through the tunnel despite all passenger services remaining suspended until further notice. P & O say that scheduled sailings may be delayed by up to an hour but this is not seriously inconveniencing truckers.

A quick check around the other UK RoRo ports indicates no major reported problems and services to Ireland appear to be operating normally despite the extreme cold and reports of heavy snow in the North of the Country and up into Scotland Stena Line report all services running as normal as do Western Ferries.

For all UK – Continental Ferry and RoRo service details click here

For Ferries within the UK including Northern Ireland click here.

Pic: courtesy of Eurotunnel