P&O in talks on ferries

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 September, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 September, 1996, 12:00am

British transport and construction company P&O has begun preliminary discussions on co-operation with its rivals in the ferry business between England and France to counter the impact of Eurotunnel services.

The British Government earlier this year decided to remove regulations that prevented collaboration between ferry firms, but industry executives said last month they did not expect contacts to begin for a few weeks.