Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Serco, an international service company, has won a vital ferry contract which could be incorporated into its first and last letters - Shetland and Orkney. Details of the company and its intentions are to be found in this recent press release. Serco has much experience with shipping through its connections with the Royal Navy and with one, somewhat different, ferry service that it already operates. The image below is of the company's vehicle and passenger-carrying Woolwich Ferry across the Thames. What will be different now is the size of its ships sailing out of Aberdeen and the lack of high-rise flats or features when approaching Lerwick and Kirkwall. However, Serco has high-flying links with Shetland as it operates Scatsta Airport, mentioned in this blog last November.
Scottish Islands Explorer - will be on board