MyFerryLink thrown another appeal chance

MyFerryLink started operation in August 2012

Groupe Eurotunnel’s MyFerryLink service has been given another chance to appeal against a ban put in place by competition authorities.

The firm has won permission from the Court of Appeal to overturn a ban after the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) agreed with the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) over competition concerns on cross-channel travel.

Groupe Eurotunnel said it had put the ferry service up for sale after the CAT decision last month, but today MyFerryLink said the decision had reflected the ‘strengths of its arguments’. These mainly revolve around pricing, its success and the fact the company was run by an employee-led group.

MyFerryLink said: “The decision to grant permission to appeal reflects the strength of our arguments, in particular to examine why the Tribunal did not see fit to quash the remittal decision given the fact that it had found a number of errors in that decision.”

A hearing is likely to take place at London’s Court of Appeal on 13 March. Services between Dover and Calais will continue during this period.

MyFerryLink was set up in 2012 when Groupe Eurotunnel purchased vessels from the now defunct SeaFrance.

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