Battle to save freight firm from liquidation
Saturday 17th August 2013, 7:17PM BST.
THE future of Huelin-Renouf’s freight ferry link, including jobs at its operational centre in Guernsey, are uncertain.
Reports say crisis talks have been going on all week in an attempt to save the stricken Channel Islands ferry business that employs 90 staff in total, 40 in Jersey. It also has an operational centre in Alderney and employees in the UK and Cherbourg.
It is also reported that at one stage this week it looked like Jersey’s States was going to take temporary control of the company that has been involved in handling goods travelling to and from the island for 78 years.
In a statement on its website the company says: ‘Despite the continued, concerted and fully committed efforts of the CEO, Board of Directors, management, staff and shareholder, we find ourselves in this challenging and delicate position.
‘Although not available for comment the CEO and Senior Management Team can confirm that every opportunity to secure this lifeline service continues to be worked in the interests of the
public, and the aim is to achieve this in the near future.’