Huelin Dispatch arrives under new ferry firm’s control
Saturday 28th September 2013, 1:37PM BST.
SLIGHTLY higher prices and a more reliable service will help Guernsey’s newest shipping company succeed where Huelin-Renouf failed, Channel Island Lines chief executive Frank Allen has said.
But Alderney will not be included under the new business plan.
The Huelin Dispatch arrived in Guernsey yesterday afternoon on its first sailing under the new company.
Captain Allen said the vessel was a third full yesterday, with 60% of the 40 containers going to Jersey and the rest to Guernsey. The boat also carried scrap and empty containers back to the UK.
A large proportion of the staff, including the 10 shore staff in Guernsey, are former Huelin-Renouf employees who were let go when the company went into liquidation in August.