Company to halve shipping deliveries to Alderney

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A shipping company is cutting the number of deliveries it makes to Alderney in half due to issues getting into the harbour.

Huelin-Renouf delivers twice a week but conflicts in its schedule means the company can no longer fit the mid-week delivery into harbour opening hours.

Wednesday's shipment will be the last mid-week delivery.

The States did investigate the cost of keeping Braye Harbour open later but rejected the idea.

Alderney Chief Executive Roy Burke, said after examining the idea they decided it was not possible to keep the harbour open later.

'Taking a nosedive'

He said: "It will have an impact on Alderney but we all know Alderney's economic situation is taking a nosedive, all of our indicators are down.

"[Huelin-Renouf] would like to deliver later into the night, we only have a small harbour with few people working and if we did that the costs would go up significantly.

"We were unable to agree terms with them. It is a matter of cost to the people of Alderney, we have tried and we haven't been able to find a solution."

Nobody from Huelin-Renouf was available for comment.

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