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Condor say freight lines back up and running for Christmas

Condor say freight lines back up and running for Christmas

Friday 04 December 2015

Condor say freight lines back up and running for Christmas

Friday 04 December 2015

The Island’s only ferry operator says it’s taking your Christmas dinner on board and making sure you have all the ingredients for the big day.

Condor was given another roasting this week – this time by the Channel Islands Co-op who blamed the lack of fresh food on their shelves on the company’s poor service while the freight boat is out of action.

Bad weather last weekend disrupted both passenger and freight sailings but Condor say there was never any food shortage.

Steve Champion-Smith, Condor’s Executive Director – Freight, said: “As the past weekend has shown, our fleet is resilient and has the flexibility needed to ensure that adverse weather conditions do not interrupt food supplies to the islands.

“We cannot control the weather but we plan ahead carefully and liaise with our logistics customers who keep their customers, including food retailers, informed in order to minimise any disruption to food supplies.

“There is always a particular focus on Christmas and in the coming weeks we will continue to use the full capabilities of our fleet to ensure supplies to Jersey and Guernsey.

“When the weather does affect sailings, we always prioritise fresh food and will continue to do so, as we did last weekend when there was no shortage of food, in spite of the prolonged severe weather.”

The Commodore Clipper is due back in action on 14 December.

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Posted by Tilly the Toad on
Hang on a minute.... didn't the Co-Op get rid of their local warehouses (where we could at least have a small guaranteed supply of essential food on island) to save costs. Where was the concern of the islanders when that decision was made??

A freight sea service is always going to be at potential risk of disruption regardless of the operator & maybe the Co-Op should have thought this through a bit more??
Posted by david forde on
Humm Would you trust Ferry maybe?? Nope!
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