NEWS OF A REPLACEMENT SHIP WELCOME BUT CAPACITY REMAINS AN ISSUE

7 FEBRUARY 2018

ICSA beef chairman Edmund Graham has welcomed the procurement of a ship to carry calves to the continent while the Stena Horizon goes into dry dock on 20 February. “ICSA met with Department officials on this issue last week. At that point, there was still considerable uncertainty surrounding the replacement vessel so the efforts of all involved to sort this issue must be commended.”

However, Mr Graham said, “The capacity of the replacement ship remains an issue as we don’t yet have clarification on the number of trucks it can carry. If it does not have the capacity of the Horizon we may have problems shipping the volumes necessary. At a time when we really want to be increasing our calf exports, all this confusion about the ship has been very unhelpful.”

ENDS