PORTS of Jersey has announced that a new duty-free shop could be opened in the Elizabeth Terminal in time for summer.
A three-year contract has been given to Capi Duty Free Ports – part of the global retail group B&S – to operate the new facility.
It is intended that, after the three-year period, the work planned as part of Ports of Jersey’s Harbour Master Plan – which includes replacing the current terminal building – will provide a purpose-built duty-free shop instead.
Harbourmaster Bill Sadler said: ‘I’m pleased that we can now offer our ferry passengers the opportunity to buy duty free goods at the harbour. We ran a rigorous process to select the company to run the new facility, and I hope passengers take advantage of the new service as soon as it is available.’
Subject to receiving the necessary permissions and licenses, a secure unit will be built to store duty-free alcohol and other items and a sales area will enable passengers to collect their purchases after clearing security. Motorists will also be able to order from the car lanes, and foot passengers from within Elizabeth Terminal.
Capi managing director Guus Jonge Poerink said: ‘We are very pleased to be offering this new service at the Elizabeth Terminal and to be building on our long-term partnership with Ports of Jersey. With this new opportunity we will provide visitors and residents travelling from Jersey our strong duty free offer.’