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Large grant for Irish company

6th August 1971, Page 39
6th August 1971
Page 39
Page 39, 6th August 1971 — Large grant for Irish company
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• Dukes Transport (Craigavon) Ltd, of Portadown. Northern Ireland, has been granted an 0 licence for 27 vehicles and 51 trailers including six vehicles and 10 trailers to be acquired, all to be based at Stranraer.

Mr James Law represented the company in Glasgow last week and recalled hearings at Stranraer in October 1969 when arrangements were made to permit traffic between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom mainland through Stranraer. one condition being that there should be no break at Stranraer.

The company had observed that restriction scrupulously. said Mr Law, and there could be no possible complaint against its activities. Cost of bringing both the tractive unit and trailer across each time was considerable and the company was planning to establish a Scottish base at Stranraer to allow the link up of trailers at either end of the sea journey. This would result in a very positive saving in costs.

The company, continued Mr Law, is to operate a major base at Stranraer with a mechanic, an office manager and garaging facilities for regular weekly checks. Vehicles and trailers would return to Portadown every three weeks for major checks.

Mr Oliver Duke, managing director, said that there would be full scope at Stranraer for inspection of vehicles and the office would allow any legal document to be delivered to the company and to be accepted by them at Stranraer.

The LA, Mr A. B. Birnie, granted the licence is applied for.


Locations: Glasgow

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