The price of transporting dangerous goods from the Peninsula to the Balearic Islands will increase this year by more than 50%, since the shipping company Trasmed is forced to charter a new ship to replace the ‘Ciudad de Mahón‘In an indication of how unprecedente, which will cease sailing on the 26th as it has been bought by another shipping company. Trasmed, GNV and Baleària held a meeting yesterday with the general director of Ports and Airports, Xavier Ramis, to look for alternatives, but the only shipping company that offered a viable one was Trasmed, indicating that it would charter a ship with another shipowner to continue transporting dangerous goodscounterattack.
Trasmed’s commercial director, Miguel Pardo, said yesterday after the meeting: “We have presented alternatives to the Government, but the most logical solution is to charter a ship with another shipowner for a year. The annual freight exceeds three million and this amount and added costs must be reverted to the customers of this type of goods”. The manager pointed out that the charter contract will be for one year, a period in which “the prices of dangerous goods products in the Islands will register an increase of more than 50%s not that people were ignoring symptoms from what I, which will be passed on to the customers”.RELATED: Mallorca’s Easter dilema