Calmac website search form
Press Releases

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.


No comments Add comment
Close Don't show again