Jean-Marc Puissesseau, president of the Port of Calais is interviewed by a television crew. Photograph: Sylvain Lefevre/Getty

He claims it is the wind, but there is a tear in the eye of the head of Calais port, Jean-Marc Puissesseau, as the ferry Pride of Kent docks safely sh(...)

Truck drivers appear to be steering clear of Calais, at least for now. Photograph: Sharon Gaffney

Mariah Carey hits blast out from a speaker beside a shuttered restaurant in central Calais, but all the locals seem to want for Christmas is a break f(...)

The terminal building at Calais Port, France. Photograph: Sharon Gaffney

French customs officials say there is unlikely to be a repeat of the chaos experienced by truck drivers in parts of northern France and the UK in rece(...)