Kevin Hobbs CEO of CMAL gave a detailed CMAL-Tiree Presentation to the Tiree Transport Forum (29 Oct)
He explained CMAL’s relationship with Scottish Government- Transport Scotland- CalMac, the funding mode and income and expenditure streams.
He reviewed the delayed delivery prospects of the two new ferries under construction, which now dictates a lack of fleet resilience through till autumn 2020.
He also outlined what he regarded as the’ideal ‘CalMac fleet replacement programme by 2025 ie 10 ferries , 6 ‘ biggies’ all standard units of 90/95m LOA and 4 small units requiring upwards of £400m investment.
Ferry Investment has been a major consideration of the REC Committee which has now made detailed recommendations to Scottish Government.