As well as the changes to sailings from January 2013, further sailings were cut in the summer of last year, with the YHC linking the drop in foot and car passengers to a reduction in their income.
According to the report, the drop in crossings led to the redundancy of a YHC ferry terminal operator position.
Drop for third year in a row
The report reads,
“Our largest single customer, Wightlink, made changes to its service from the beginning of the year which led to a reduction in the number of sailings, predominantly late at night and early morning.”
It goes on to say,
“The traffic Wightlink carried fell for the third year in a row, notably cars and foot passengers reduced. As a consequence, YHC’s income from Wightlink fell.
“This trend is particularly worrying for YHC.”
You can read the full report below (click on the full-screen icon to see larger version