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More food will arrive over Christmas

Tue, 24 Dec 2013


Manx Independent Carriers says it’s doing its best to get perishables and parcels to the Island in time for Christmas.

Bad weather and cancelled Steam Packet sailings, means there’s a backlog of freight waiting at Heysham.

On Saturday, the company shipped around 16 Marks and Spencer trailers full of fresh food to the Island – and is hoping to bring more around Christmas.

The race is on to get food items to the shops before the end of their shelf life – one trailer can carry around £100,000 of food.

Chairman John Quaye says it’s a testing time:

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