The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, transportation provider to the Isles of Scilly, has today announced the purchase of Island Carriers, a haulage business located on St. Mary’s.

The acquisition of Island Carriers will in the future enable the Steamship Group to offer an integrated freight and baggage transfer service to islanders and its Scillonian passengers. The company will continue to deliver and maintain the same high quality service that has been provided under the Knapman’s ownership over the years.

Talking about the integration of Island Carriers into the Steamship Group, Chief Executive Officer, Rob Goldsmith said: “Our acquisition of this well respected local business complements our overall service offering on the Isles of Scilly and we look forward to welcoming the Island Carriers team into the Steamship Group.”

Previous owners, Mike and Louise Knapman said “Firstly we would like to say thank you to all of the support from our loyal customers over the years. We wish the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group every success with their new venture which we feel will enhance freight operations on the Islands.”

Mike and Louise Knapman will continue to be involved in the business as the Steamship Group assumes the day to day running. For further information please contact Andy Daintree on 01720 422991.