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No competition in shipping during TT this year

Mon, 27 Jan 2014


There will be no rival shipping service to transport TT visitors to and from the Island this year.

Ellan Vannin Line confirmed on Friday that its application for a new freight and separate passenger service had been rejected.

The company had planned to be up and running in March, but it says it can no longer give a definitive start date.

Its application to use the links span bridges in Douglas has reportedly been dismissed by the director of ports.

Chief Minister Allan Bell says he doesn’t believe competition on the seas will ever work:

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