April 9, 2020

CMAL has published an updated three-year corporate plan.

The plan highlights the key projects CMAL intends to undertake and outlines aspirations during the next decade to address the lack of investment in ferries and harbour infrastructure since the turn of the century.  Major investment is needed to ensure lifeline services match expectations.

Funding is a key component of the delivery of the many projects outlined in the three-year plan, and in future years.  CMAL will work closely with its sponsoring body, Transport Scotland, and Scottish Ministers to secure the necessary funding.  CMAL receives its capital funding from the Scottish Government in the form of voted loans for vessels and grant-in-aid for port infrastructure.

Of particular interest is the three-year plan for the fleet, on page 26 of the three-year corporate plan.

  • GLEN SANNOX and hull 802
  • New Islay ferry
  • New ferries for Gourock – Dunoon
  • New loch-class vessels (4 minimum)
  • Hydrogen ferry Hyseas III