DFDS shortlisted to bid on Brexit tenders

Along with seven sea, rail and air freight companies, DFDS has been shortlisted to bid on government contracts to transport critical goods in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

As the UK Department for Transport (DfT) writes in a press release on Friday 20 September, the companies will be using ports away from the congested Channel routes between Dover and Calais, Dunkirk and Boulogne.

According to the DfT, there can be bids for up to £300m over four years, and the first contracts will be awarded in mid-October.

The eight companies signed up to the framework include, DFDS, Brittany Ferries, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries, Seatruck and Stena, as well as aviation freight provider Air Charter Services, and Eurotunnel.

September 20, 2019