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Partners, Steve Porter Transport Group offer onward delivery of drop trailers from Southampton to any Isle of Wight destination. Trailers are then returned to Southampton for client collection.

  • Trailers can be received, shipped and delivered at any time of day
  • All trailer movements are made in accordance to a pre-agreed schedule
  • Back-loads (ex Isle of Wight) can be accommodated
  • Secure trailer standing areas at the ferry terminals and in Newport, Isle of Wight
  • Modern tractor and tug units
  • Highly competitive rates
  • Professional service, highly trained staff and proven track record with both ambient and chilled goods
  • Major Blue chip clients
  • Unique service

The service is suitable for any operator looking to reduce costs by gainfully re-deploying drivers and tractor units on the mainland instead of making their own Island deliveries.

We offer both the flexibility of 'block' booked slots and the ability to cater for time sensitive ad-hoc shipments. Clients can simply drop trailers at our secure terminal in Southampton, complete the necessary paperwork, including any client invoked trailer checks, and leave the rest to us.

We offer a high level of service reliability making a complex just-in-time operation entirely feasible. For example, we can deliver to an Island store to meet a specific slot, unload caged goods, then load a refrigerated back load at another location and ship the unaccompanied trailer back to Southampton to meet incoming drivers and units.

For FMCG clients, Red Funnel terminal staff, shunters and Steve Porter drivers are fully trained in handling refrigerated trailers, temperature partitions, cages and tail lifts. We operate the youngest fleet and the largest vehicle ferries ever to serve the Isle of Wight with an unmatched record for service reliability and punctuality.

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Red Funnel pioneered drop-trailer operations across the Solent in the 90's and its track-record remains second to none. With additional benefit of the experience provided by Steve Porter Transport making onward Isle of Wight delivery easy.

Contact us

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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.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-43aa2ec8)

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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