Prioritisation of essential goods for transport
As the situation around the Covid:19 outbreak develops, it is critical that essential goods are transported to where they are required. At CalMac, we have a key part to play in this supply chain. To assist everyone during these challenging times, a list of goods that are deemed priority has been created. Any vehicle - be that an articulated vehicle, van, car with or without a trailer, involved in the transportation of these goods will be given priority on all routes and on all sailings. They include:
Vehicles carrying food and other goods for supermarkets and shops
Vehicles carrying drugs and other medical supplies
Vehicles carrying medical oxygen
Vehicles carrying items required by the emergency services, in particular, medical items related to the current Covid-19 outbreak
Vehicles carrying fuel
Vehicles carrying livestock
Vehicles carrying animal feed
As you will understand, this may result in vehicles with non-urgent goods that may or may not have a booking being moved to a later sailing. In the current situation, this is unavoidable, and we will do our best to clearly communicate the reason for any booking being moved to a later sailing.
If there are any issues or problems relating to this, please speak to your local Port Office who will be happy to assist.