That included £34m in a settlement and legal fees with Eurotunnel – which said it was not considered for the contract.
Дни след като Великобритания обяви специален пакет за подкрепа на стартъпи “Future Fund”, българката Цвете Дончева събра някои…2002 Views | the publication reaches you by | The Bulgarian Business Club
“The Department for Transport is putting in place a freight capacity framework agreement that will provide government departments with the ability to secure freight capacity for our critical supply chains as and when required,” a spokesman said.
“This framework does not commit the government to purchasing or reserving any freight capacity, but it does provide a flexible list of operators and options for the provision of the capacity that can be drawn upon if needed.”
The government had previously awarded Seaborne Freight, DFDS and Brittany Ferries contracts worth more than £100m – all of which were eventually cancelled.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling faced calls to resign after he was forced to axe a £13.8m contract with Seaborne Freight, a company with no ships or trading history.
All three previous contracts – intended to offer extra capacity and relieve potential congestion at ports like Dover – had been awarded without a full public tender process and prompted legal action from Eurotunnel.
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