Clipper is pleased to announce that Alistair Eagles will be appointed CEO of Seatruck Ferries Ltd. with effect from 7 May 2015. Seatruck Ferries Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary to Clipper Group A/S, which specializes in carrying unaccompanied trailer freight in the Irish Sea.
At the same time, Ole Frie will be stepping down from his position as Chairman for Seatruck, and Kristian Morch will become the new Chairman of the Board.
Alistair Eagles was part of the original team that founded Seatruck in 1996. He has been Commercial Director and since 2009 Managing Director Irish Sea for Seatruck. Alistair is 44 years old and has a degree in Transport Management from Loughborough University.
Together with Ole Frie, Alistair has been instrumental in the turnaround of Seatruck. Since 2012, the company has seen a very positive development, initiated by strong volume growth on the Irish Sea and the successful employment of other vessels in the external charter market. Seatruck is now well placed for the future.
Ole Frie joined Seatruck in 2007 and has taken a very active role in the business since then. He brought with him decades of experience from DFDS, where he stepped down as CEO in 2006. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ole for his important contribution to the success of Seatruck.
Seatruck Ferries Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary to Clipper Group A/S that specializes in carrying unaccompanied trailer freight in the Irish Sea. Five vessels sail between Ireland and England on the three regular routes Warrenpoint-Heysham, Dublin-Liverpool and Dublin-Heysham. Another seven vessels are chartered out. In both 2013 and 2014, volume growth outpaced market growth and vessel utilization improved significantly. In 2014, customers voted Seatruck ‘Irish Sea Shipping Line of the Year’ for the second year in a row, proving the company’s ability to match the needs of customers and delivering fast, reliable and flexible services.