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Abnormal Size Loads

Regardless of the size of load or vehicle requiring shipment, it can be accommodated on board Red Funnel's vehicle ferries which are the largest ever to serve the Isle of Wight.

Red Funnel's vehicle ferries operate between Southampton and East Cowes with good onward road links to all parts of the Island. Getting to Southampton from anywhere in the country is straight forward, and once in the city, signs to the Waterfront and Dock Gate 7 are clearly marked. The terminal is spacious with dedicated hard standing for freight vehicles.

Any load that can pass under a motorway bridge can drive straight under the superstructure of our double-ended vessels. There is no centre-casing onboard to restrict the manoeuverability of freight vehicles and as the fleet is the youngest on the Solent, service reliability and punctuality is unmatched.

We can handle vehicle and trailer loads up to the following dimensions, subject to ground clearance.

Maximum Dimensions: (All loads exceeding 20m must have full rear wheel steering)

  • Length: 29m (95ft)
  • Height: 4.9m (16ft)
  • Width: 4.3m (14ft)
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  • Largest cross-Solent ferries
  • All of identical design
  • No centre casing to negotiate
  • Height exceeds motorway bridges
  • Frequent sailings
  • Unrivalled reliability
  • Large accessible terminals
  • Dedicated account team
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Vehicles over 44 Tonnes

Abnormal loads exceeding 44 tonne gross weight should supply a diagram or drawing confirming the overall dimensions including any overhang, axle weights and spacing. Please complete the form below and email back to the freight centre for a written quotation.

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Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

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Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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