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Government pays Eurotunnel £33m over Brexit ferry case

The government will pay £33m to Eurotunnel in an agreement to settle a lawsuit over extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit.In December, the Department for Transport (DfT) contracted three suppliers to provide additional freight capacity on ferries for lorries.But Eurotunnel said the contracts were handed out in a "secretive" way.As part of the agreement, Eurotunnel has agreed to make some improvements to its terminal.One of the firms awarded a ferry contract, Seaborne Freight, has already had its deal cancelled after the Irish company backing it pulled out.Shortly after it was awarded the contract, the BBC found out that Seaborne had no ships and had never run a ferry service.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has b ...