Seasonal Return for Caledonian Canal Ship

8th June 2012

The Port of Inverness welcomed back the MV Kanutta for her first visit of the year.  The vessel arrived from Corpach with a cargo of logs and came through the Caledonian Canal.  This service sees the continuation of the already highly successful development of reintroducing freight transport through the Caledonian Canal.  Operated by the Great Glen Shipping Company, the Kanutta is ideally suited to transport logs from the west coast of Scotland through the Caledonian Canal.  Sinclair Browne, Chief Executive of Inverness harbour said, “We are delighted to see the Kanutta back in Inverness and are looking forward to her continuing this important service using the Port of Inverness.”

Russell Thomson, Scottish Canals’ Waterway Manager for the Caledonian Canal said, “Following the six week trial in 2010 which saw Kanutta remove 14,000 lorry miles, and 2,700 tonnes of timber off the A82, we are very pleased to see Great Glen Shipping return to the canal and sincerely hope this will be the beginning of a permanent timber freight service on the Caledonian Canal.”