Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

Not so flexible

When the tunnel under the English Channel looked like being excavated the threatened ferry companies liked to portray themselves as the travellers “flexible” friends as opposed to the “fixed link” that was stuck for ever in one place.

With the French ferry port of Calais under siege from mobs ( we must not call them, as did the UK Prime Minister “swarms”) of desperate migrants and the Eurotunnel being blocked by furious bands of redundant French ferry workers, it seems that the ferries are not quite as flexible as we would like them to be. The County of Kent is in virtual gridlock with queues of trucks trying to get across the Channel, with 25 mile tailbacks, but sadly, all calls for the ferries to use alternative… Continue reading