Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, where 16 people were discovered in a sealed trailer on a ferry sailing from Cherbourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Police in France have said migrants may be favouring “a new route” to Ireland via the port of Cherbourg because controls there may not be as rigorous (...)

The A16 motorway between Dunkirk and Calais shows trucks heading to the Channel tunnel stuck in a traffic jam as a result of the strike. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

A foretaste of Brexit, say the striking French customs officers who are wreaking havoc in Calais and Dunkirk. For three days they have inspected every(...)

Calais-Dover is the closest maritime link between the continent and Britain, crossed by two million lorries, 46 million tonnes of freight and 9.1 million passengers last year. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Jean-Marc Puissesseau loves England. The president of the Channel ports at Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer says he travels to the UK at every opportunity.(...)

 Lorries wait to board a freight train in Calais. Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The boss of the port of Calais has warned of tailbacks up to 50km in all directions and potential food shortages in Britain if a Brexit deal involves (...)