Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Freight Comes Back

Yesterday the Canal and Rivers Trust made the great announcement that commercial carrying is once again taking place on the Aire and Calder. 

See notice below:

Location: Freight passage - Goole to Rotherham

Tuesday 26 April 2016 08:00 until Wednesday 31 August 2016 08:00

Original message:

We are pleased to announce that Mainmast Shipping will be operating an oil tanker service between Goole and Rotherham.  The service will be commencing from 27 April and we are anticipating approximately one journey per week on the navigation, this may increase in the future.
Any skipper requiring information of tanker travelling times can contact Customer Services on 0303 0404040.

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Ok so at the moment it is only one run a week but one run is better than none and is a start to realising once more the commercial importance of these waterways.


  1. That has to be good, nothing like commercial craft for keeping other 'sailors' on their toes :)

  2. It was one of the attractions of the Aire and Calder to us, sharing the waterways with the commercial craft.

    The picture was taken on our trip to Leeds in 2012 and was the last time we came across the commercial traffic.

    It is great news that the carrying is back.