Condor charter freight ship for season

CONDOR has chartered the MV Arrow freight vessel to provide cover and additional capacity over Christmas and New Year.

Condor chief executive Paul Luxon said that having the MV Arrow on call would increase the company’s ‘resilience and flexibility’ during the festive period
Condor chief executive Paul Luxon said that having the MV Arrow on call would increase the company’s ‘resilience and flexibility’ during the festive period

The Arrow has been based in Poole since the beginning of December and will remain at the Dorset port until early January.

It will remain on standby to support Condor’s freight operation provided by the passenger and freight vessel Commodore Clipper and freight-only Goodwill, if required.

Paul Luxon, Condor’s chief executive, said: ‘This is a significant extra investment on the part of Condor, which is a private company operating without subsidy, but we’re convinced it’s the right thing to do as having the Arrow on call increases our resilience and flexibility during the busy few weeks of the festive period.

‘For example, with stormy weather likely, this arrangement would allow us to increase car deck capacity on the Clipper for use by passengers and their vehicles while maintaining the freight supply chain on the Goodwill and Arrow.’

Condor entered a shared three-year charter for MV Arrow earlier this year to cover dry docks and has now arranged for the ship to be available within 36 to 48 hours if needed.

Want to read more? You can buy single editions of the JEP online here

Top Stories

More From The Jersey Evening Post

UK & International News