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Irish Flagged Cargoship Could Return to Open Proposed Channels Islands Service

21st September 2013
Irish Flagged Cargoship Could Return to Open Proposed Channels Islands Service

#ChannelISLANDS – Following the demise of Huelin Renouf Shipping in August, a new UK based company is planning to replace the freight service between the Channel Islands.

If implemented, the new shipping company, Channel Island Lines (CIL), will charter the Irish flagged Huelin Dispatch which has been operating for Huelin Renouf and only since September of last year.

Under the proposed new service, the vessel would operate three return journeys a week between the islands and the UK, creating around 60 jobs and employing former staff where possible.

For more on this story, The Handy Shipping Guide has a report.


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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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