As both Jersey and Guernsey are island economies, they are heavily dependent on the transport of goods by sea. Goods are generally carried by road within the Channel Islands and then transported by sea to and from either France or the UK. In recent years, the market for freight logistics in the Channel Islands has seen a number of changes, including exit, entry and consolidation.
CICRA has received concerns from market participants around how this sector is working. CICRA is therefore carrying out a market review of this sector, with the initial focus on the choices available to customers when selecting a freight transport provider. CICRA has engaged Frontier Economics and SYSTRA to assist in this review.