Delays Shipping via Calais
The illegal immigrant situation in the Port of Calais is not being reported in the Newspapers or Television as it was in July and August, however the problem has not gone away.
Last week again there were major delays and disruptions at the Eurotunnel site, due to a sustained assault by several hundred illegal immigrants. The attempts to gain access to our vehicles are becoming increasingly aggressive and intimidating to our drivers. Until recently, operating a
driver-accompanied service as we do was a major deterrent to anyone wishing to gain access to our vehicles. This is no longer the case.
As an industry we continue to suffer from the costs on a daily basis caused by extensive delays at the Ports, the losses associated with damaged products, and the damage caused to our vehicles.
We must again ask for your understanding during these present conditions which are of course totally beyond our control.