Date: 08 Jun 2006 00:00 Source: Lloyd's Register - Fairplay
P&O Ferries is considering its legal options after an appeal against a ruling that said the company received illegal state aid, was turned down by the European Court of Justice on 1 June. The new ruling from the court in Luxembourg confirms that P&O received subsidies from Basque institutions when it launched its Portsmouth-Bilbao line 15 years ago.
"We need to consider the options before deciding how to proceed following the case; we have not had a chance to take advice," a P&O spokesman said.
The new ruling says P&O will now have to return almost euro6M ($7.67M) of alleged illegal public subsidies. The ruling comes after P&O adjusted its deal with Basque institutions following an initial ruling against the ferry company. The legal case against P&O was brought forward in 1992 by rival ferry operator Brittany Ferries which had argued that the upfront purchase of 26,000 ferry tickets by Basque institutions had affected fair competition.
Date: 12 April 2015 Source: Stena Line
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Date: 17 July 2012 Source: Lloyds List
Date: 02 July 2012 Source: BBC News
A new law has come into force in France making it compulsory for motorists to carry a breathalyser kit in their vehicles or risk an on-the-spot fine.
Date: 12 June 2012 Source: BBC
Date: 07 June 2012 Source: BBC News
Cross Channel ferry companies have reported a rise in day trippers heading to France to take advantage of the euro weakening against the pound.
Date: 16 January 2012 Source: BBC
Date: 10 January 2012 Source: Lloyds List
Date: 03 January 2012 Source: Daily Echo
There'll be an increase in the number of sailings from Poole ferry port to the Channel Islands in 2012.
Date: 05 December 2011 Source: Stena Line.
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Date: 29 November 2011 Source: BBC Kent
A second terminal at Dover ferry port, which could double the port's capacity, has been approved by the government.