The Port of Dover, P&O Ferries and DFDS have released a statement that the migrant camp situated in Calais known as ‘the Jungle’ is to be closed.
The news comes after the local farmers, residents and transport workers in Calais staged a protest closing access in and out of the Port of Calais.
Truckers were suffering from migrants attempting to climb into their vehicles to reach the UK, and even having their trucks attacked as they attempt to pass by the camp.
The statement by the Port of Dover, P&O Ferries and DFDS reads as follows:
“We unequivocally welcome the announcement by the French government that the migrant camp in Calais known as ‘the jungle’ will be closed.
“The priority now is to ensure that the camp is closed as quickly, efficiently and humanely as possible with the inhabitants relocated to alternative accommodation away from major international ports.
“Everyone who travels through the Port of Calais has a right to a fluid, safe and secure journey, ensuring people and goods keep moving.
“We will continue to work closely with the French government to ensure that the Channel ports remain open for business and that the current situation is not allowed to recur, something which is in the vital interests of millions of tourists, hundreds of thousands of importers and exporters, and the national economies of Britain and France.”